In commemoration of the South African Child Protection Week (29 May – 5 June 2023), National Association Child Care Workers (NACCW) is introducing children’s mapping across its programmes to encourage children to draw expressions of being protected now and beyond. It is an important opportunity to give our children a platform to share their views of protection against child abuse and neglect.
We encourage all child and youth care workers to join us in advocating for child protection by asking children, how would you like to be protected now and beyond?
Deloitte and One Child One Family – Hope and Homes for Children SA to host a Career and Employment Readiness workshop to Children who are cared at the Departments Walter Sisulu Child and Youth Care Centre.
Background: 5.4 million children around the world are being raised in orphanages, and there are 21,000 children living in orphanages in South Africa.
The impact is lifelong, and they often leave as young adults who are unprepared to enter the workforce and unprepared for independent living. Hope and Homes for Children is supporting the Department of Social Development to strengthen families.
The organisation is working towards a child protection system is based on families, not orphanages.
The goal of Deloitte professionals South Africa will be working with Hope & Homes for Children to support young people living in orphanages and care leavers to gain life skills and increase their employability though tailored workshops.
Deloitte employees will deliver workshops to 300 young people living in orphanages and young care leavers as part of HHC’s Independent Living Programme, and in line with the Education pillar of Deloitte’s volunteering strategy.
Children were also empowered with information regarding Employment readiness and topics discussed amongst others were:
• CV and cover letter writing skills
• Interview skills
• Job search strategies
• Workplace etiquette
And on Basic financial literacy, topics discusses amongst others were;
• Opening a bank account
• Credit and debt
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