BEAT THE BULLY has the fortunate opportunity to re-launch their unique program with a new in-depth hands-on intervention approach on the 23rd of July 2018 at Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School for a six month period. It’s an initiative taken to train teachers and youth workers how to intervene between youth to reduce the bully incidents in schools. It is the same approach she used in conflict management training in businesses to bring about better working relationships.
The new approach is a whole school involvement, weekly 30 minute lessons concentrating and focusing on one skill per week in handling bullying or being a victim. A youth worker on the premises will assist the youth to apply the learned skills and mediate to solve situations timeously to teach the youth to take responsible decisions pertaining relationships using learned self-awareness, self-management and social skills. Beat the billy project identify the main bully problems in a school and through character building bringing children to an emotional understanding and emotional maturity level where they are taught how to manage situation which occurs in their daily lives.
At an early stage bullying is normal and part of learning how to handle life. Therefore, we aim to work in Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School where there is a better chance to form the thinking process of a child’s brain and bring them to better understanding of bullying.
Children forget what they were taught in the heat of a bully moment and the natural that is seated in the sub conscious mind react to a situation.
With the help of youth workers at the school, during break times and after school on sport grounds we can teach the kids in the heat of the moment how to handle the situation and be victorious in a win – win situation.
With the permission of the principle and school board we can help with the endless bully situations which occur during school times and take up the most valuable time of the school staff.
Children tend to build a closer and more open relationship with the youth worker and therefore it is sometimes easier to identify problems at home or abuse to children, which we bring under the attention of the school.
The usual funding for this program is too costly for SLP Primary School’s budget. The monthly running cost for all the lesson material is R10,000. Additionally the youth worker’s numeration is R6,000.
Monthly (bi-weekly) accountability reporting will be made available to the Steering Committee of the school and shareholders. Additionally an Article 18a receipt will be issued if so preferred.