QHVSG and OPCK are thrilled to announce that the Queensland Government has just committed nearly half a million dollars in funding in a bid to spread the One Punch Can Kill message to Queensland’s students!
This crucial funding will allow the powerful, anti-violence message to be delivered in information sessions to all Year 12 students across Queensland’s state schools, in partnership with the Walk Away Chill Out message from the Matthew Stanley Foundation (MSF).
In response to this exciting news, Education Minister Kate Jones said, “these two wonderful organisations have been delivering the One Punch Can Kill and Walk Away Chill Out anti-violence awareness campaigns across Queensland for many years now,” and that “the information sessions will allow students to hear directly about the impact of one-punch assaults on both the victims and the perpetrators.”
Ms Jones stressed that delivering anti-violence campaigns such as these are vital as “students will also be encouraged to make safe choices regarding their own behaviour and that of their peers.”
QHSVG General Manager Ross Thompson said the One Punch Can Kill campaign was about making young Queenslanders aware of the dangers of assault and how easily a life could be taken.
“We’re grateful to have to opportunity to go out to all 222 state secondary schools in Queensland to deliver our strong anti-violence message and hopefully save some lives,” Mr Thompson said.
The information sessions are expected to be rolled out across Queensland before the end of the year.
Further information on the One Punch Can Kill initiative can be found at http://opck.qhvsg.org.au/
For more information on the Matthew Stanley Foundation and Walk Away Chill Out, please see http://www.onepunchcampaignaustralia.com/the-matthew-stanley-foundation.html