This is a campaign that was initiated by Alexandra Youth Desk, Alexandra CPF, SAPS and the Department of Community Safety as part of back to school programme.
They embarked on a search at the school promoting crime free schools and safety at the schools. The aim of the search was to make sure that the schools are crime free with no weapons entering the schools, making sure that the schools are drug free and the learners are following the school rules by ensuring that they don’t bring the cell phones to school, also emphasize that they are wearing proper school uniform with neat hairstyles according to the school rules.
We are very happy with what you did today let it not be the first and last time you do this please make sure you come often
During the search Cell phones where confiscated, dagga was found on some of the learners lots of casual clothes, fancy hairstyle and bought condoms was some of the challenges that were encountered. Teacher from Pholosho said that after school the learners stays behind classes and have sex sometimes they have it during free periods.
The search was part of the social crime prevention and also to get the feel of what the teachers and learners are faced with at the schools on daily basis and establish what is it that the Youth Desk and the other stakeholders can do to help.
“We are very happy with what you did today let it not be the first and last time you do this please make sure you come often” said East Bank High Principal Isaac Tloloe.
“The state which some of the learners come to school makes you question the parenting that we have nowadays” said the youth desk coordinator as most of the boys their shirts were not tagged in only to find that their trousers does not have zips.
We will continue with this kinds of unannounced searches on a regular basis said Mr Chris Mabunda CPF Chairperson.