Education of the youth about social crime issues.
Ekuphileni Primary School launched a JOINT Schools social crime prevention campaign in 2023, reaching 120 Grade Seven students.
Amanzimtoti Community Police Forum and the Amanzimtoti Police Station’s Social Crime Prevention Team launched the campaign.
Estelle van Eeden, Amanzimtoti CPF’s public relations officer, said that Sergeant Nondumiso Mncwabe spoke on SAPS’s victim friendly services, which empower children to report and identify gender-based violence.
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She said that Nkululeko Gwala, a constable, spoke about the issues learners might face, how to avoid crime and what the consequences are for children who violate the law.
Safety issues were also discussed by the partnering parties. Van Eeden stated that the KZN Liquor Authority addressed alcoholism while the CPF presented on human trafficking, exploitation and Sparrow Trust engaged learners in cyber safety.
They expressed their gratitude to the Department of Community Safety and Liaison volunteers for their participation.
Van Eeden said, “Every child in our police district should know they have their own superpowers, eyes to look for warning signs and ears to listen to tricks, a mouth and speak out to ask for help and a bright mind that can dial 10111 or 0800 222 777 in the event of anything suspicious.”