In 2018, The Jes Foord Foundation launched their Learners Awareness Impact Program. The target of reaching 110 000 learners this year is the main focus for our Awareness Campaign, which includes our learners awareness impact program as well as our awareness talks, and with the dynamic team we have at the foundation, we will make this happen.
Jes’s message to survivors has always been, “You have done nothing wrong, it was not your fault, it doesn’t matter where you were, what you were wearing, NO MEANS NO!” From this message, The Jes Foord Foundation team created the Learner Awareness Impact Program, that is specifically targeted to reach the younger generation of our communities with the focus being on understanding consent and using their voice as a tool of empowerment and self-defence.
The Learners Awareness Impact Program was designed from our current awareness talks as well as using information from the international No Means No – Worldwide NGO. This program is a 6 week course which will be piloted in 8 schools in 2018, focusing on learners from grade 6 to grade 9. This program is tailored for both boys and girls and it will be run in both English and Zulu. Our program also involves a survey analysis in order to generate impact evidence to prove the effectiveness of our campaign.