SAPS commemorates Mandela Day as well as Men’s Month

High school learners being educated on substance abuse and domestic violence.

The SAPS Amajuba Cluster Women’s Network under the guidance of Captain Mabaso and the Men For Change Union celebrated Mandela Day and Men’s Month at the Ingcaka Combined School in Groenvlei.

Various stakeholders such as the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Groenvlei SAPS CPF attended the prestigious celebration.

Newcastle SAPS Marketing and Liaison Officer, Lizzy Arumugam said various awareness programmes were conducted at the school.

“The different departments educated high school learners on the evils of substance abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking,” she said.

Primary school learners were taught about bullying, human trafficking and child abuse.

“They were also told how to report such crimes and to whom.”

Each department took to the podium to address the above mentioned issues, as well as the problem of teenage pregnancy.

The Department of Education thanked the SAPS for the visit and requested that more such educational visits be conducted at schools.

Zianne Leibrandt

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