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In Matsulu, Limpopo Province, the FireWise Team has adopted a grassroots approach to fire prevention education – they teach the community at a very young age.  The team does a lot of fire awareness raising at schools and are easily recognised by the learners. The school awareness programmes became so popular that children are putting together their own plays on the dangers of unwanted fires. They act out the wrong way to deal with fires and the consequences of being careless with fire. They then showcase how fire can be beneficial if you take precautions around its use.

By Chandra Fick