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Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces

As part of its social transformation approach , V4C targets young female and male students aged 16 – 25 in post-secondary institutions through its safe space programme. These groups of people have been selected because of their potential to influence people around them positively while still in school as well as in the future.

Separate safe spaces[1] are being created for female and male students, with opportunities to bring them together from time to time. Each constituted safe space has been designed to run for a period of 12 weeks. During this period participants are taken through a safe space curriculum aimed at equipping them with necessary life and leadership skills. Each safe space is run by trained facilitators, who are also transferring facilitation skills to students so that they are able to conduct training themselves.

[1]A place where anyone can relax and be fully self-expressed, without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe on account of biological sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background, age, or physical or mental ability; a place where the rules guard each person’s self-respect and dignity and strongly encourage everyone to respect others