Social Development Department In Partnership With US-AID To Launch ChommY

Written by on 2 June, 2023

By: Bright Ntuli

As child protection week comes to an end today, the Department of social development has urged communities and parents to ensure that children are protected on a daily basis, all year round.

This comes as deputy minister of Social Development, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, in partnership with US-AID are launching a social behavioural change programme ChommY (chommie) in Ficksburg in Free State.

Department spokesperson Lumka Oliphant says ChommY, a colloquial term for friend seeks to build a positive friendship among children between ten and 14 years and to encourage them to minimise risky behaviour and social ills, including, bullying.

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