SafeShebeen Strategy is Launched
On the 30th October, SLF launched the SafeShebeen strategy at an exhibition event in Sweet Home Farm. The event was attended by community members, shebeeners, representatives from government, academic institutions and civil society. The event included a display of exhibits showing the research, engagement and innovation components of the project. A SafeShebeen toolkit was handed over to each participating shebeen owner as part of the strategy launch.
SafeShebeen strategy includes the introduction of 48 original signs through which the project seeks to communicate messages about appropriate social behavior in bars and other public spaces. Each sign relates to a specific safety rule. The
set of signs are shown in the attached document. See how many of the rules you understand. Some of the signs were reproduced in public place. Each shebeen owner has selected a specific set of rules from the
basket of rules. The project helped to develop a uniqure rules poster for each shebeener which are displayed in their venue. The project has resulted in a sense of empowerment amongst the shebeen owners to take a more proactive role in the self-regulation of their venues. We have also succeeded in raising awareness of inappropriate behavour through the public display of signs and through the community interest that the signs themselves have generated. We look forward to report-back on the impact of the SafeShebeen strategy over time. For further information about the project, see the attached files.
More images of our event