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Project information

Operation Bobbi Bear

Bobbi Bear is an organisation committed and dedicated to working with and assisting sexually abused children in Kwa Zulu Natal, SA.
We need to train more Child Safety Officers to rescue, represent and reintegrate sexually-abused children, to minimise risk of HIV/AIDS helping them towards wholeness.

1 year

Charity information: Arms Around the Child

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  • Need


    For Bobbi Bear to impact and expand we need to increase the training programmes for Child Safety Officers and recruit from communities in South Africa. For further impact we need to recruit and train for the School Outreach Programme HIV Edu Toy and set up more community based meetings and support groups for victims of child sexual abuse and recreate the successful Tree Project with other community leaders in South Africa.


    As part of Bobbi bears expansion the vision is to have at least 2 Child Safety Officers in every community in South Africa who are equipped to intervene and assist the criminal justice system to safeguard the best interest of any child who is a victim of sexual abuse. CSO’s become the ears & eyes in the community, thereby alerting the authorities in the area or Bobbi Bear to abuse and often preventing the abuse.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Schedule a Community Child Safety Officer Training Programme in 2016


    » An intensive 10 day need-based training followed by 3 month weekly mentorship programme

    What success will look like

    Successful appointment of Child Safety Officers into extended communities.

  • Impact


    CSO’s become the ears & eyes in the community, thereby alerting the authorities in the area or Bobbi Bear to abuse and often preventing the abuse. Statistically reporting of child sexual abuse goes up as does the conviction rate when a child safety officer is working within the community.


    Although all who enrol on the Child Safety Officer programme are thoroughly screened there is always a risk that one or two of the people are not able to fully complete the programme due to the emotional nature of the work.


    Monitoring and evaluation strategies are essential components to the expansion of Bobbi Bear and are crucial to its success. We will call on the staff at Bobbi Bear and others involved in the development project to support a monitoring and evaluation process and provide reports.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 CSO Training Programmes traing 20 CSO's in 2016
  • Background


    Operation Bobbi Bear is situated in Amanzimtoti, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa.


    The local and extended communities in Kwa Zulu Natal expanding to other provinces and countries.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Arms Around The Child work as a partner to Operation Bobbi Bear and are involved in all aspects of funding, budgeting, accounting, development,
    assessment, reporting and decision making.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Eureka Oliver

    Financial and Administrative Director who will oversee the Child Safety Officer Training Programme.

A Bobbi Bear

A Bobbi Bear


Pays for one Child Safety Officers programme

Every little body is a somebody

Jackie Branfield