In a bid to enlighten the future leaders of the country, the Rietgat SAPS paid a visit to St Francis Primary School in Block P this morning.
The purpose of the visit was to nurture and speak positivity into the lives of the learners who are still trying to find their feet at the primary level.
The Rietgat team of Social Crime and Domestic Violence Coordinators together with the three Sector Managers around the Rietgat policing area talked to the learners about the dangers of bullying, substance abuse, sexual offences, teenage pregnancy and theft in general among other social ills plaguing the community.
They educated about two hundred boys and girls who vowed to become better people in the future than to become enemies of the State. Both genders were also encouraged to speak out when their uncles, brothers, fathers, mothers, cousins or any other member of the family or society touches them uncomfortably.
The police taught them to always remember the 0860010111 number whenever they feel like their safety is compromised or the safety of others.
Thato Semenya, a grade 3 learner was impressed by the presentations and promised to join the police service in the future. “One day I will be wearing a uniform like yours chasing after criminals and making sure that I throw them behind bars,” said the young Thato.
The school talk is one of the interventions in making sure that the learners are shaped for the future while ensuring their safety is guaranteed at school.