Badisa Trio works with vulnerable children and their families. Some children go to safety homes, others are placed in foster care, or go to youth centers. These children are often abused and neglected, sometimes even sexually abused. After therapy, counseling and parenting guidance, very few of our children are able to be reunited with their biological families.
These children are the most vulnerable in society, as a child protection organisation we are not allowed to share their pictures or names with the public. This is why the Poppie Project was born, it gave Badisa Trio a platform to share these children’s stories. Each Poppie is also tangible tool which teachers, social workers and parents can use to raise awareness around child abuse and help their children learn their rights.
This year Badisa Trio was blessed with Doctors who supported this project, by gifting Poppies to newborns and their families. This is such a special metaphor for our social workers. Every time a Poppie was gifted it not only celebrated a new life into this world, it also gave another child the chance for a brighter future. Thank you to Dr. Wipplinger for the photo of this gorgeous newborn and her Poppie.
Thank you to each and every person who supported this project during 2019, we managed to raise R36 907 and multiple donations of non-perishable food, toiletries, toys, stationary and clothes. These donations bring so much joy in the lives of our vulnerable children and families.