UVIWE - directly translated from isiXhosa means - “you are heard”.
We believe in every child, family and community’s ability to speak up and stand against violence, abuse and abandonment of its most vulnerable citizens. We set ourselves apart from other organisations as we:
- Stand out by virtue of our passion and commitment towards what we do;
- Our culture of transparency & accountability towards donors and the general public and
- We stay closely connected to children, families and communities.
OUR APPROACH – children and youth are not treated as passive “beneficiaries” of services, but rather as active participants in shaping their own futures. The child’s best interest remains at the core of all decisions regarding programmes at individual, family or community level. Child participation is encouraged and included as an integral part of the “way in which we engage” with communities. Underpinning all activities are the inclusion of Protective Behaviours Training. Protective Behaviours is based on two key messages:
- We all have the right to feel safe all of the time
- We can talk with someone about anything, even if it feels awful or small