Safe Parks: Providing sanctuary and support
It is a sad reality that children in many parts of the world face daily threats to their safety. To address this in South Africa, UNICEF, in partnership with the Department of Social Development and the National Association of Child Care Workers, established Safe Parks in different parts of the country. A Safe Park is a secure space for children to go to after school and on the weekends where they can do their homework, play sport and engage in learning activities under the supervision of a child care and youth worker.
A day at UNICEF
Shane Bassin is a Grade 11 learner from Johannesburg with a bright simile, an infectious charisma, a helpful attitude, and commendable insight into the work which UNICEF does globally and in South Africa. In an effort to learn more about working for the United Nations after he attains a degree, Shane, a student at King David High Linksfield, spent the day at the UNICEF offices in Pretoria. In doing so, had the opportunity to interact with the Communication and Partnerships team.
Elements of the Financial and Economic Costs of Disability to Households in South Africa