Tumi Tigers for South Africa

A GRN Project

Helping children who have experienced trauma, by giving them the Gospel

Tumi the Talking Tiger – ready to bring comfort to any child

Results of the Optimus Study On Child Abuse, Violence and Neglect in SA released by South Africa’s Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention show that by the time South African children are 15 -17 years old, many of them have already experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect, or have been exposed to high levels of family and community violence.

These children can be helped by a Talking Tigers for Toddlers – one that brings the message of life, peace, and comfort.

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Tumi Tiger is a tool to assist with:

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Experience shows that stuffed animals can bring physical and emotional comfort to children and adults who have gone through trauma and pain. Tumi can be a buddy to help children of poverty, disease, and disaster to feel loved.

Tumi shares important knowledge, values and skills, that are essential for the personal, social, intellectual, emotional and physical growth of ALL our children. Every child can benefit from a friendship with Tumi.

A special pocket/pouch in each animal holds the audio player that is Tumi’s voice box. The controls are easy for a child to use and give access to all Tumi’s chats. The player is solar rechargeable and can be recharged hundreds of times.

The tiger soft toy is child certified, as well as the audio player device. These soft toys are washable, hypo allergenic and passed all the safety tests.

Tumi has proven to be effective serving as a co member of staff on medical teams, in police trauma rooms, counsellors or children’s homes and child hospices.

Tumi’s stories are carefully developed to make a long-lasting impact on children . The child learns and is guided through Tumi’s adventures and mistakes on crucial matters. Nobody’s perrrfect , right? Tumi views, addresses and engages the child as a playmate and a tiger as well (or a human ‘cub’)

A Joint Project...

This is a joint project with Global Recordings Network Southern Africa (GRNSA) as audio producer, partnering with Home of Creativity and Megavoice.

GRNSA developed the audio content for this project. Listen to Tumi’s story – in English: Southern Africa or in Afrikaans.

Claude Vosloo from Home of Creativity wrote the script.

Megavoice designed and manufactured the animal.

Will you help?

You can be part of this project and support a child in need by sponsoring a gentle Talking Tiger for a special toddler out there.

The total price of the soft toy plus audio player plus shipping is AU$75 each.

Download information brochures and pamphlets about Tumi the Talking Tiger. All contain contact and ordering details:

Tumi Booklet with FAQs: General information, pictures and FAQs.

Tumi Philosophy: Information for carers and welfare professionals.

Tumi Chat Summary Matrix: Grid format with summary of each chat.

Tumi General Information: A4 portrait, 2 pages, text and pictures. Available in three formats:

Tumi Information – Plain: Plain background, most suitable for printing.

Tumi Information – Orange Fur: Orange fur background, white writing, best for digital distribution.

Tumi Information – Dark Fur: Dark fur background, white writing, can be printed or distributed digitally.

As this project develops and grows, we will share more detailed information here and in our newsletter.

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