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Children Who Witness Abuse program receives funding
New funding from the CKNW Orphan’s Fund will help the Children Who Witness Abuse Program in Williams Lake increase its presence in local schools.
“I’ve already been going into the schools to teach violence prevention but this will really help by giving me some extra funding,” said Tamara Garreau, who runs the program for the Cariboo Friendship Society.
Garreau works with teachers, parents and parent advisory councils, and if invited by a teacher will come into a classroom and make a presentation.
“Teachers that are interested will give me a call,” Garreau said, adding she’s hoping to make the program a regular thing in as many schools as possible.
Garreau has a collection of puppets she uses, especially for younger students.
“Children up to Grade 5 will usually accept the puppets quite well,” she said.
The CKNW Orphans’ Fund is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with physical, mental and social challenges living in B.C. Communities.
Garreau received $1,000 from the fund.