• Country: Turkey

  • Club: Gaziantep Ipekyolu Rotaract Club

  • District: 2430

-Joint Project Proposal-

Child abuse is unfortunately very common and occurs in any cultural, ethnic, or income group. Child abuse is any action by a person that causes significant harm to a child. It can be physical, sexual or emotional; can be about a lack of love, care and attention. As Gaziantep Ipekyolu Rotaract Club, we are running a project to hold sustainable seminars for children so that they can learn about their bodies who can touch them and when. They will also learn how to protect their personal space, to say no and distinguish a good touch from a bad touch. For this aim, we have finalized a presentation prepared by a licensed psychologist, who is a Rotaractor and a member of our club. Thanks to that, you will not need to worry about gathering information as we have already put it together for you.The presentation is suitable for children from 5 to 10 years old. Narration of the presentation should not be confusing, should not be creating anxiety or fear. The narrator must be alert for all kinds of questions and unexpected situations. That is why the narrator must be of one of the following professions: psychologist / psychiatrist / school counselor / child development specialist / nursery school teacher.
The presentation is in English. You may translate the presentation into your native language by asking help from a specialist, as listed above.

The project consists of two parts and both parts are compulsory.

1st part of the project – PARTICIPATING IN THE VIDEO COLLAGE
Please watch the sample video prepared by us from the link https://youtu.be/smWufdBT_ZA . We will send you a sentence. Find a volunteer child, a boy or a girl (or both if you can), and ask the parents if it is ok for the child to be a part of the project, also ask for a written permit. Translate the sentence into your native language and have the child say that sentence. Make sure your video is prepared like the sample video we prepared. The faces of the children should not be visible. We used a mobile phone in vertical position, used reverse light and filmed the shadow of the child only. We will prepare a video collage with English subtitles once we collect all the videos. Send your videos to: ipekyolurotaract@gmail.com (you can share via Google Drive) and don’t forget to write the name of your club and district in the e-mail.

2nd part of the project – HOSTING A SEMINAR
1. Find a volunteer specialist (licensed psychologist / psychiatrist / school counselor / child development specialist / nursery school teacher)
2. Have the presentation translated into your native language by the specialist
3. Find a group of children from 5 to 10 years old
4. Host a seminar for the children. The presentation will be given by the specialist.
5. Share the project poster on your social media (you may add YOUR club’s logo next to ours; BUT make sure it is WHITE and in PNG format).
6. Use tags #togetherwesavethechildren #lettheirvoicebetheiralarm on social media

If you will join the project, please register at https://goo.gl/forms/5AcaEDuNyAK9Mxf72

Please join us for this project; let’s save the children all around the world!