Spring 2006 South Africa Service Learning participant
Service learning work at the Center is based upon personal ability and depends upon how early one applies to the Center. Some may offer workshops on job training or personal empowerment. Psychology students may work personally with the women on their abusive histories. The daycare center, however also has a great need for extra hands for the more than ten children who come with their mothers to the Center. Workshops for the children's mothers are abundant, but those for children are often limited. Help is needed to teach the children about HIV/AIDS, peer respect, and to provide fun activities to make their lives a little happier while they stay at the Center with their mothers.
Domestic abuse is a large problem in South Africa that unfortunately does not receive the attention it deserves. But with the help of the Saartjie Baartman Center, these injustices are combated to make the next generation of women free-thinking and independent from their abusers.
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