Workshop 3 Sessions: 13.30 – 14.20

Stream: Advocacy

Theme:  Keeping Children Safe

With child abuse on the rise in South Africa, it is incredibly important for any person interacting with children to understand child abuse and the legal responsibilities. This workshop aims to provide information on how to identify all child abuse, practical tools to deal with a disclosure and guidance on how to report abuse.

Workshop Leader: Marc Hardwick (The Guardian)

Time: 13.30 – 14.20



Stream: Ideas Factory

Theme:  Developing through Play

Play is the surprising right that children have, it’s the twinkle in their eyes and the most desired occupation of children!  How we play influences our learning and character.  Play contributes to holistic development, happiness, harmonious relationships and the healing and health of a child. As adults we need to ensure that there are stimulating, safe and sustainable ‘places’ for children to occupy!  This workshop explores the value of play and our responsibility in enabling it.

Workshop Leader: Janet Prest-Talbot (Children’s Rights Centre)

Time: 13.30 – 14.20



Stream: Theology

Theme:  Encouraging children in prayer

This workshop will look at the value of prayer and intercession with children. It will give participants creative practical prayer ideas that will enable them to lead age appropriate prayer and intercession times with children. It will also focus on how to teach and lead children in hearing and obeying God’s voice individually and corporately.

Workshop Leader: Karin Scheurwater (Kings Kids South Africa)

Time: 13.30 – 14.20



Stream: Working with Families

Theme:  Parenting

Every child is a precious gift from God.  Parents and caregivers can create a positive heritage within their families by teaching their children the right ways to live. Together we will explore this area of parenting. We will also learn a few practical ways to parent children which can be used personally or in our work with families.  Raising good children does not happen by chance but by intentionally applying God’s biblical principles.

Workshop Leader: Heidi Witt and Lerato Machabe (Westville Presbyterian Church & Inkanyezi Crèche)

Time: 13.30 – 14.20




About admin

Phil Bowyer is one of the founders of Integral Mission and Soul Action South Africa. He creates space for people who are exploring how to respond to various forms of poverty to connect with one another and God's mission. He is the author of several books on Integral Mission, incl. A Different World, Express Community and The Whole Wide World.