KNYSNA NEWS - Knysna police has embarked on a number of initiatives to create safety awareness for children as part of Child Protection Week under the theme "Let us protect all children to move South Africa forward".
This week-long annual national campaign aims to create awareness on the rights of children, especially as enshrined in the Constitution and the Children's Act.
Activities during these local visits to schools in the week 2 to 9 June included puppet shows, colouring in of pamphlets and other activities to communicate with children, with a focus on preschools as well as primary school learners.
Knysna station commander Colonel Atwell Metu said, "The safety of children is of utmost importance and the police will continue to work together with government departments, NGOs and the community to look at the safety of children."
He also urged the public to report child neglect, child trafficking for sexual exploitation and any form of abuse to the police.
As part of the week, the police in conjunction with Knysna Municipality, Knysna CPF and Knysna Alcohol and Drug Centre (KADC) also embarked on a number of initiatives, in the form of visits to Fraaisig, Brackenhill and Hornlee primary schools as well as Little Elephants and Tinkerbell preschools. Activities included talks, colouring in competitions as well as puppet shows.
Similar events will be conducted throughout the year in the efforts to enhance the safety of children.
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