This project is launched once annually during Child Protection month (May/June) in the primary schools with 10 - 12 year olds. Three competitions encourage the adoloscents to buy into the importance of sound moral choices while pointing out that a ' if it feels good it must be good ' mentality does not consider the very real consequences of such choices. Although the RAP song competition is the most popular, the speech and poster competitions also elicit good participation.
In an age of a rampant AIDS pandemic and prolific substance abuse amongst even our young teens the importance of every effort to stem the tide cannot be overestimated. Schools are always keen to participate as part of their Life Orientation syllabus and therefore the cost of the programme is almost completely limited to the cost of the prizes. The finals are held as an evening programme open to parents, other students and the public in each of the four service areas.