When students from Bass Coast saw the spike in domestic violence rates in rural Victoria when compared to urban areas, they took to building a social enterprise to create a safer community around them. In partnership with Gippsland Women’s Health, the team launched R.E.A.P (respect, educate and protect) self defence classes to build confidence and resilience when facing this issue.
The idea is to create a safe space where guest speakers are invited to open the conversation around domestic abuse and a community is built around it. The classes not only bring people together, but through boxing techniques that build confidence and mental strength as well as physical.
NFP Partner: Gippsland Women’s Health