CapeTalk assists with Matla a Bana comfort packs for #ChildProtectionWeek

In light of National Child Protection Week which started on Sunday 31 May 2015 and will run until 7 June 2015, CapeTalk went out to Taylor Blinds in Montague Gardens to help pack 800 Matla A Bana comfort packs for children who have survived sexual abuse.

Each pack will be used by policemen to bring some comfort to sexual assault survivors and contains items of practical and psychological use for them, as well as a special message of support.

Matla A Bana

Matla A Bana, a voice against child abuse, was founded in 2001 after the terrible rapes of two babies in South Africa. It was founded by Monique Strydom who is a survivor of a four month Al Qaeda hostage ordeal.

Strydom says that 800 packs can only last a month for distribution in the Western Cape alone.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to the MD of Taylor Blinds Anthony Mederer about the initiative:

We see the horrific statistics of child abuse and crimes against our children everyday.

Anthony Mederer, MD of Taylor Blinds

We are a part of the community and often feel helpless. We've jumped at this opportunity to finally be able to do something real.

Anthony Mederer, MD of Taylor Blinds

Beyond being able to give financial support, what really hits home is the process of filling these comfort packs.

Anthony Mederer, MD of Taylor Blinds

Each packer writes a letter to put inside the comfort packs, at it is really moving.

Anthony Mederer, MD of Taylor Blinds

Scroll down for the full audio and interview.

Here are some of the highlights from the rewarding experience the morning:

Ahead of Child Protection Week, CapeTalk is packing 800 Matla A Bana comfort packs with their friends at Taylor Blinds....

Posted by CapeTalk on Friday, May 29, 2015

Shoprite pledges their support to fill another 800 Matla A Bana comfort packs:

Neil Schreuder, Marketing Director of Shoprite Checkers at Shoprite has responded to the call by Kieno Kammies for companies to continuosuly support Matla A Bana and their work with creating comfort packs for child and sexual abuse survivors.

Schreuder says that the retail company will fill the comfort packs with their products to the value of R 120 000.

I’m going to round up a team at our head office and we’re going to pack 800 packs for girls aged 9 to 12 that have been victims of abuse.

Neil Schreuder, Marketing Director of Shoprite Checkers

Listen to the full conversation on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kineo Kammies:


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