Learner Awareness Impact Program
The JFF Learners Awareness Impact Program (LAIP), was compiled from our current Awareness Talk documentation as well as information from the international No Means No – Worldwide NGO. This program is a 6-week course which was 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 is conducted in English and Zulu. The final leg of the program involves a survey analysis, completed by each learner, in order to generate impact evidence to prove the effectiveness of our campaign.
The Impact program:
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 JFF counselling team created the Learner Awareness Impact Program, which is targeted to reach the younger generation of our communities, with the focus being on understanding consent and using their voices as a tool of empowerment and self-defence.
The structure of the Impact program:
The LAIP consists of six 1-hour sessions and the topics covered are:
• Week 1: General Assembly, sharing Jes’s story and first round of surveys (pre-program statistics)
• Week 2: Who am I? Knowing your rights
• Week 3: Understanding sexual assault and consent
• Week 4: NO means NO, boundaries and verbal defense
• Week 5: What to do if you have been raped. Emphasis on Thuthuzela Centres, medication and procedures.
• Week 6: Symptoms of trauma/rape and the importance of counselling
• Week 7: General Assembly, NPA court preparation and administration of post-program surveys, including a Q and A with the learners and teachers
Our Primary School talks are adapted for age-appropriateness focusing on:
• What to do if you have been raped?
• Good touch bad touch (consent)
• The Importance of counselling
• Awareness song/chant
LAIP Pilot Results
Question 1: Do you know what consent is?
98.2% of learners said no
1.8% of learners said yes
95.6% of learners said yes
4.4% of learners said no
Question 2: Do you know your rights when reporting a rape or sexual abuse case?
5.3% of learners said yes
94.7% of learners said no
96% of learners said yes
4% of learners said no
Question 3: Do you know what a Thuthuzela Centre is?
4.2% of learners said yes
95.8% of learners said no
100% of learners said yes