Jun 17, 2019

Schools Violence Education and Prevention Program

A study has revealed that 14.2% of children and young people under the age of 18 have been exposed to various forms of abuse in the home. These abuses may include physical, sexual, verbal or abusive behaviors leading to injury or death of a parent. Children who witness domestic violence are at increased risk of anxiety, depression, and low-self-esteem and poor school performance among other problems. The 2016 final report on domestic violence also stated family history as one of the causes of domestic violence in Ghana.

The SVEPP seeks to educate pupils/ students on the dangers associated with their exposure to domestic violence and help them form new opinions on incidence of domestic violence to help improve their academic performance.

The organization have beautiful pictorial materials and messages to walk the pupils/students through the issues of domestic violence and its effect in the child – Most importantly disabusing the minds of the children to believe in Love, Respect and Equality as the steps in ending male violence against women and halt the reoccurrence of violence in their lifetime as adults