unique opportunity for businesses to get BRANDING
at our special events!
SUFFER THE CHILDREN
is an organization which was established to warn children
against the dangers of drugs and also to warn parents against the
devastating consequences divorce has on children. To raise
funds for this project Suffer The Children presents special
events to create awareness to the plight of children in South
Africa. The rate at which orphan children are increasing in South
Africa is dangerously high with tremendous negative impact on future
societies. There are currently 2 million orphaned children in SA.
The next event is THE LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES!
Children and Divorce
statistics pointing to the hard facts that children which come from
broken homes suffer from both emotional and physical harm are many.
earned lower grades and their
peers rated them as less pleasant to be around.
are three times more likely to need
psychological help within a given year
Compared to children from homes disrupted by
death, children from divorced homes have more psychological
problems - The DEATH of a parent is LESS devastating to a
child than a DIVORCE.
Children of divorce are at a greater risk to
experience injury, asthma, headaches and speech
fifty percent more likely to develop health
Most victims of child molestation come from
single-parent households or are the children of drug- ring
A Child in a female-headed home is 10
times more likely to
be beaten or murdered
children tended to be lonely, unhappy, anxious
Seventy percent of long-term prison inmates
grew up in broken homes.
four times more likely to report problems with
peers and friends than children whose parents have kept their
tend to be more aggressive toward
twice as likely to attempt
more likely to drop out of high school
Urgent measures are
needed to make amends for this harmful trend. We need to introduce
workshops for fathers and workshops for children without
fathers. According to a report by the SA Institute for Race
Relations we need more social workers, more effective sex education,
tackling unemployment, older men to support young men in the absence
of fathers and greater importance need to be given to the
transmission of values to children and young people by individuals,
in schools and through government policies.
Despite all these
challenges most young people remain driven and hopeful of achieving
their goals, says the report. 97% Believe in themselves and that
they will achieve a good future. This shows that these young people
are not aware of the odds that are stacked against them living
healthy and successful lives.
more information contact Paul-Jay on 076 335 1230