It is a tragic fact that rape and sexual abuse are commonplace in South Africa where girls have to deal with dangerous and violent conditions on an everyday basis. I Protect Me is a response to this situation.

Acting on individual initiative prompted by the clear needs that she could see around her, project founder Monica Clarke started this project along with a management team in Capetown. In response to the dangerous conditions prevalent in South Africa, I Protect Me has trained a cadre of trainers to teach girls in a school setting to protect themselves with self defence techniques, and to value themselves.​

SDB has worked with other national organisations across the Susila Dharma network to fund this unique project. Susila Dharma’s support has encouraged IPM to expand the project to secondary schools.

More details about I Protect Me on the Susila Dharma International Association website