On Tuesday 26 April 2022, SAPS Soshanguve visited Entokozweni Primary School in block G. The learners in attendance were from Grade R to 7 and they were about 697 in total.
Learners from the school were addressed on drug abuse in schools and bullying. School shoes were handed out to ten (10) learners who are in need and identified by the school. The local community neighbourhood watch was also in attendance.
Substance abuse normally affects learners’ academic performance and in most cases result into bullying as well. Learners were urged to refrain from using drugs and focus on school work, respect each other and report any form of bullying to their respective educators.
The initiative was started by SAPS Soshanguve Social Crime Prevention Coordinator Warrant Officer Nancy Makua, in a form of donations from colleagues and local business owners.
SAPS Soshanguve could not wait for Mandela Day to donate because they saw the need to change what is visible within the community.
SAPS Soshanguve’s urgency to donate was motivated by Former President’s quote which says “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela).
The principal, Mr Michael Keetse was delighted with the visit and thanked SAPS Soshanguve for addressing the learners and the great initiative of assisting learners who are less fortunate by donating school shoes.