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It takes a community to look after a child

A great initiative, Buddy Day that was run in Hamilton on the 16th of November reminds us all that 'it takes a community to look after a child' - raising awareness and initiating conversations about child abuse and how we might begin to stop it.

The first campaign of its kind, the event was a huge success with more than 180 hand-made cut-outs or "buddies" were parading the streets of Hamilton.

Early childhood centres, schools and community centres got stuck in - dressing, decorating and creating a personality for their "buddies", while discussing what a child needs to be happy, healthy and have a sense of belonging.

What a wonderful and creative idea. Lets hope the initiative lives on!

Via Voxy


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