CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
AWARENESS WEEK 2004
TEENS TAKE CHARGE
29th May to 1st June 2004
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Complex
Another successful Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week 2004 (CSAAW 2004)!
The Young Achievers’ Club (formerly known as the Golden Kids Club) joins hands
with the KL YMCA Deaf Teens Club to organize CSAAW 2004 on behalf of the
Malaysian Coalition for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, in making the
event a great one. This year, the theme was “Teens Take Charge” and the
event was held in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Complex from the 29th of
May till the 1st of June.
To attract teens to put their hands together in making a stand for the
prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, one of the main highlights was the mini-Futsal
Competition. Teens and children, boys and girls from schools and the public,
aged 8-18 years old took part. All together, there were about 20 teams (Under-12
and Under-18), with 5 players in each team. It was extremely happening!
There were many passers-by and shoppers that stopped just to watch what
was going on. They were all given flyers, brochures and information on the
important facts, prevention tips and even help-lines regarding child sexual
abuse. Besides that, surveys were carried out, mainly to teens, to test the
knowledge of the public on child sexual abuse.
that was just to begin with.
Another highlight was the Treasure Hunt! Held on the last day, 1st
June 2004, we had 8 teams from schools who were equipped with a guidebook and
they had to search for clues on child sexual abuse hidden all around Sunway
Pyramid! Time given: 5 hours. We had video cameras tracking their footsteps and
their exiting race around the mall. It was definitely a very mind-boggling game.
At the same time, talks were given to teenagers and children on child
sexual abuse. It definitely attracted many to come as many interesting games
were played and goodies to be given away! Many curious shoppers also popped in
to check out our exhibition boards which were very informative.
The KL YMCA Deaf Teens Club also raised funds for activities to be
carried out in future for the prevention of child sexual abuse. They were
selling handbooks and did nail and body art which were simply fantastic!
I can conclude that the whole Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week of 2004
to be a great and wonderful one! I believe that we, the KL YMCA Deaf Teens Club
and Young Achievers’ Club, had made a difference in educating and creating
more awareness in the public, especially teens on issues of Child Sexual Abuse.
Report YA Brenda Tan