WAR has done several activities in the past as a way of raising awareness against violence.
Fun-taa Bash show
The first ever Alcohol-free Bash was held on 15th December 2013 at Maun Bus rank, this was a one day Youth Awareness spectacular for Youth aged between 15 and 25 years aimed at emphasising on issues affecting them on a day to day basis. The activity involved local performing artists to sensitize the youth about Alcohol abuse, Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS.
The word Fun-Taa is a combination of two words- Fun which is a well known fact that youth like having a lot fun in different ways some of which end up getting them in danger. Taa- is a slang word mostly used to thank someone and in this case WAR is thanking the youth for their efforts in helping to fight the Alcohol Abuse war and also thanking them for having fun in a more responsible way without ALCOHOL.
The word Fun-Taa can be translated to FANTA which is a soft-drink, here we want to show people that we can have FUN with just a soft drink and music.
A mural painting to raise awareness on preventing violence against women and children in the community was done at Sedie Kgotla by WAR staff, Sedie Police officers and the community. Thanks to Sedie community for their coorperation and support on this activity.(Prevention of violence against women is a collective responsibility)
The community doing a mural painting on Sedie Kgotla wall.
The tournament was held on 1st June 2013 at Maun Secondary School grounds sensitize the participants about issues of alcohol abuse, Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS. The main objective of this event was to initiate positive social change with regard to Gender Based Violence and Alcohol Abuse.
Capacity building Workshop
WAR hosts skills training workshops for social workers and other stakeholders who deal with issues related to gender-based violence and offering support to women and children.The 2013 / 2014 workshops focused on PROMOTING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS,FAMILIES AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS AS WELL AS EFFECTIVE REFERRAL SYSTEMS BETWEEN STAKEHOLDERS.