World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse is an annual awareness day that is held on November 19th. In our efforts to honor this day in 2015 we, New Hope partnered with Maryville College’s International House to bring the children at the MLK Center a multicultural experience. Nine countries were represented at this event by international students from Maryville College. They shared information about their home country and family life in their culture. Food, activities, and healthy tips on staying safe were also part of the event. Each year we want to provide educational opportunities that help the children learn that while people may look different at the end of the day we all want the same things. Feeling safe and having good boundaries is part of this learning experience and we all want that in any culture.
We are grateful to have wonderful community partners that make fantastic events like this happen. Many thanks to Maryville College’s International House staff and students as well as MLK Center for making this event possible.
Making a difference in Blount County is a community effort!