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Simba-Safe Kenya is giving a chance to children to learn how to protect themselves from potential dangers at the Simba-Safe Child Safety Fair.
Targeting four to ten year olds, the fair hopes to create awareness about child safety.
“By bringing together all the stakeholders in child safety we want to impart knowledge on how to stay safe to both children and parents while also connecting them to service providers who can assist,” said Maryana Munyendo, founder of Simba-Safe Kenya.
According to Munyendo this age bracket is the most vulnerable when it comes to their personal safety that is why they are the target market for the fair.
“The children in this age category are for instance at the greatest risk of being approached by strangers so we would like to teach them ways of protecting themselves,” said Munyendo.
The Simba-Safe Kenya founder goes on to add that four to ten year olds are really neglected in terms of fun, educational activities during the schools holidays so she hopes that the fair will fill in that gap.
Seeing the developmental stage of the children, the fair hopes to impart knowledge on child safety through fun activities and games.
“For instance there through art and craft we will teach the children how to make bracelets with their names and their parents numbers out of beads which can act as safety measures in case they get lost,” said Munyendo.
There will also be various other activities that will inform children and parents on how to stay safe. The Communications Authority for instance has donated handbooks on child online safety as they aim to create awareness about the subject through their 'Be The COP' initiative.
Children will also have a chance to learn about road safety and self-defense.
“There will be police officers ready to teach children how to behave safely on the road. Patrick Kiare who is the former captain of the Kenyan National Karate team will also be at hand to teach children about self-defense,” said Munyendo.
Service providers that deal with child safety will also be present to inform parents and caregivers about their products. Medswift for instance that teaches paediatric first aid will be present and so will companies dealing in baby-proofing and child-tracking.
The Simba-Safe Child Safety Fair which will take place on Saturday November 28, 2015 will cost Sh500 per child while parents enter for free. It will run from 10am to 2pm at the Children's Traffic Park.