I CAN I WILL Founders Message
Children are smarter than adults when it comes to social issues such as playground and online bullying. Firstly school, in children out number the authority figures by hundreds to one so it is unrealistic to expect the authority figures to be able to know what is happening in the playground at all times.
Secondly, authority figures don’t know what is cool, who is cool, who all the bullies are and who the children being bullied are. A large majority of children who get bullied admit to never telling an authority figure. Additionally bullies themselves tend to rebel against teachers simply because they do not respect authority.
I CAN I WILL believe in EMPOWERING the children to eradicate the social issues themselves. By uniting them within the I CAN I WILL Family and educating them on how to eradicate the problems on the playground we make it clear that bullying and discrimination is no longer excusable. Children look up to their elders and we believe if a large body of senior students get involved in our program they can really make a difference to the lives of those who are having a difficult time in school.