By Staff Reporter
QWAQWA-The covid-19 pandemic has added more to the already existing challenges in schools such as bullying and substance abuse, a need that prompted Phuthaditjhaba police station to step in to quell the problem.
The Commander of Phuthaditjhaba police station, Brigadier Moses Mohloare together with social crime prevention team led by Lieutenant Colonel Mambidi Nkhatho visited Sephokong Primary School to address bullying and substance abuse with the understanding if informed at a younger age , they will grow knowing how bad bullying and substance abuse are .
“Leaners are lured to dagga at schools at a young age and this could get them into trouble and end up ruining their lives. Prevention is better cure; it is therefore prudent that we decided to take awareness on bullying and substance abuse to the school .Bullying is very problematic as learners threaten others by taking their money or books. These are some of the reasons police come to schools to prevent these crimes at an early stage. Together with teachers we can prevent this through awareness,” said Mohloare.
Meanwhile the police also handed over lunch boxes, rulers, pencil cases , magazines and books as part of police’s support and contribution towards education of children.
In appreciation the Principal of Sephokong Primary school, Matshediso Moletsane thanked the police on behalf of the school.
“A need for lunch boxes is a priority at school .The gift comes handy at the time of need because some learners do not have lunch boxes and this becomes a problem as our school provides meals daily.”
Learners were very excited after receiving the gifts as well as the empowering awareness message.