Safeguarding Children with Puppets
Children are precious and vulnerable. They deserve to be nurtured and protected. Therefore, BSF provides opportunities for children in our programs to learn about child rights and child protection...and sometimes a few hilarious puppets lend a hand.
BSF's project partner, Acts Church, facilitated a wonderful training day on Child’s Rights and Child Protection for BSF families and their kids. All eight families from the Padaed project in Chiangmai Thailand joined the training. Special sessions were prepared for both adults and children.
The children participated in outdoor activities with a committed group of BSF volunteers. They learned how to use puppets and then practiced a performance about keeping children safe. The children performed their child safeguarding puppet show as one team for their parents to see. There were lots of smiles all-round.
The children learnt so much during this time and loved performing with their friends for their parents and caregivers. There were many proud parents after the show.
It is wonderful to see children having so much fun, demonstrating what they have learnt to their caregivers through play and puppets. Child safeguarding is such an vital and serious topic. It is a credit to our project partners for coming up with enjoyable and creative ways to get this important message across so we can keep children in our programs safer.
BSF is a partner for project J1079 & J1102 with Australian NGO, Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993). Donations to BSF through Global Development Group are tax deductible in Australia, NZ, and the USA.