COPESSA is a multiple award winning social profit organisation. Established in 2004, Community Based Prevention and Empowerment Strategies of South Africa is based in Soweto. It primarily focuses on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The organisation’s mission is to protect children through an outreach of support, education and capacity development for parents, families, communities and professionals, committed to taking care of their children.
Its operations are driven by the vision to create safe, caring and secure communities for children.

COPESSA does this through:
The creation of sustainable community development programmes and projects.
Counselling and medical assessment of abuse survivors.
Capacity building for communities.

And this is our story.