Zonta Expect Respect Project
20 November 2017
The Zonta Expect Respect Project is an awareness raising and educational advocacy initiative which involves children, adults and the wider community of Mt Barker. The project has grown out of a stated need by SA Police for initiatives to address the “continuing increase in the number of young people living with family and relationship issues in the Hills Fleurieu region,” and is targeted at children in years 4 and 5 at Mt Barker Primary School and Mount Barker South Primary School, and is incorporated into the school health curriculum.
The children were introduced to the issue of respectful relationships and the rights of the child during a workshop run by Mt Barker Police and a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Counsellor. Posters have been created by the children reflecting the learning and these will be used to produce a calendar for distribution to every school family and to the wider community.
The posters will be acknowledged with a public exhibition of all artworks at the Mt Barker Library in November to coincide with the White Ribbon Day and the Zonta International Campaign to end gender-based violence: ‘Zonta says NO’.
On 20 November 2017 the children and members of the community will meet to receive recognition for their work. A White Ribbon Ambassador will lead a group of local men of all ages and young adults from Secondary schools in the swearing of the National White Ribbon Day oath.
Event Price: $No cost