Empowering Resources (Naomi Hunter) and Rafiki Mwema are joining forces to raise funds to create a bilingual Swahili / English copy of A Secret Safe to Tell, by Naomi Hunter. We have commissioned a Kenyan artist to recreate the images with an African basis providing a book that will nurture, educate and empower kids from Kenya and Tanzania.
A Secret Safe to Tell, written by Naomi Hunter, has been a huge success since its release in 2014. It has been re-printed many times, has been translated into Complex Chinese in Taiwan and into Simplified Chinese in China.
It is positively impacting children and adults all over the world. It is encouraging children who have been abused to speak up and seek help and support. It is nurturing adult survivors to share their story, helping them to remove the feeling of guilt and shame. It is also encouraging adults to have meaningful conversations with kids under their care in classrooms and homes regarding body safety, not keeping secrets and the fact that they can speak up, even when an adult is telling them not to.
A Secret Safe to Tell has been nominated for the 2015 Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) for Best Children’s Book of the Year (small publisher category) as well as the 2015 Australian Speech Pathology Awards. It has featured on radio programs in most major Australian cities as well as many newspapers, magazines and online publications. Kate Leaver wrote, in an article for online publication Mamamia, ‘this book should be in every home and in every school’.
We want to get this book into the hands of as many East African children as we can and with your help we can do just that. Not only that, but any profits raised from the sales of this book will go back into Rafiki Mwema in Kenya.