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Police and stakeholders hold back to school event at Seven Fountains

Jan 9, 2019
Police and stakeholders hold back to school event at Seven Fountains

Ahead of the opening of schools, the SAPS at Seven Fountains, just outside Grahamstown, together with the Community Policing Forum (CPF), parents as well as the management of nearby Lalibela and Pumba game reserves, gathered children from the Seven Fountains informal settlement and addressed them at the local Community Hall.

"The children were informed of the importance of education in their lives," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"Parents were encouraged to support the school and be involved in the education of their children. Safety of the children were also in the agenda."

She said that Lalibela Game Reserve sponsored the children with stationery and Pumba Game Reserve committed to assist in the establishment of the Community Creche.

"The initiative was welcomed by both teachers and parents. Sector managers will conduct visits to the schools once it has opened."

Port Elizabeth police also hold back to school event

On Monday, members of the Port Elizabeth K9 unit and their K9 patrol partner, Mufasa, conducted a similar visit to a school in Algoa Park.

"Children were given a safety talk and the role of the SAPS K9 unit," Capt Govender said.

"Before leaving, the children were lavished with gifts of new toys, clothing and educational books from the team!"

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