Though our Learner Awareness Impact Program, we educate young learners on consent, no means no, what to do and where to go. We have been working with rape survivors for over 10 years and therefore understand how important education is on the topics of rape and sexual assault and how some of these incidents could have been avoided.
The Jes Foord Foundation launched their Learners Awareness Impact Program in 2018. From Jes’ “No Means No” message, the team created this program which is targeted to reach the younger generation of our communities with the focus being on understanding consent and using their voices as a tool of empowerment and self-defence.
The Learners Awareness Impact Program was designed from our current awareness talks as well as using information from the International No Means No Worldwide NGO.
The LAIP is a 6-week program which focuses on learners between grades 6 and 9. This program is tailored for boys and girls, is adapted for age-appropriateness and runs in both English and Zulu.
Our program also involves a survey analysis in order to generate impact evidence proving the effectiveness of our campaign.
The topics covered in this programme are:
Week 1 - What to do if you have been raped
Week 2 - Consent
Week 3 - Empowerment self defence
Week 4 - Court preparation (conducted by NPA KZN)
Week 5 - Symptoms of Trauma
Week 6 - Importance of Counselling
The results from our pilot program were very encouraging, with one of our questions being “do you know what consent is?”. Pre-program answers resulted in 98.2% of learners answering no, as opposed to post-program answers with 95.6% learners answering yes.
Fund a learner today for our 6-week L.A.I.P and support the change we are making in our country.