Campaign against child abuse launched
4 February 2019
Local charity organisation, Smile Foundation, on Saturday launched the Moral Culture change to prevent child abuse (MCCPCA) campaign online.
The foundation seeks to engage the world about the prevention of child abuse so that it can grow and achieve the objective and also take a collective responsibility by pushing for moral culture which is important to prevent child abuse.
In an interview with H-Metro, the campaign chairperson, Tinotenda Mangombe said the launch was a success.
“The launch went relatively well mostly because it was an online launch where it is open for everyone to see.
“The reaction we received from different individuals made the online launch idea a great one,” said Mangombe.
She also pointed out the need of coming together in promoting the prevention of child abuse.
“We also identified the need to have morality voices come together on this campaign to help our voices to be heard and thus influence the culture change.
“Coming together will promote the prevention through the synergy we will have amongst us all as morality voices where we can even begin to gather money to push our cause.
“This will also unmute our isolated voices which should see our views no longer stifled but able to influence policy changes that will help reduce child abuse,” she said.
Mangombe also said the campaign also engages programmes to help the interaction.
“We will also be engaging in different activities to broaden our interaction.
“The events include the Catch Them Young training camps, Family mentor, Tete naAmai veNherera (TAN) and Peer to peer experiences platform.
“These activities are to engage communities from the grassroots with the moral culture change agenda and it is the biggest plan to effect the moral culture change to prevent child abuse,” she said.
She also said that there are organisations which are already taking responsibility.
“We have organizations like Set Go which is helping with the Sports ministry, the Community Zone Talk Show which is to help with the talk shows, EFZ where we will be engaging with their pastors, a Catholic person who implemented the Youth Against Aids club will be guiding us on how to engage the Catholic church and some individuals who donated cash towards the launch,” she added.