26 June 2014
As part of
the Western Cape Government’s commitment in providing opportunities for the
youth of the province throughout the year, the provincial departments of Social
Development, Community Safety, Education and Cultural Affairs and Sport have officially
announced the Western Cape Government’s school holiday plans in order to ensure
that young people remain safe during the June school holiday period.
Safety MEC Dan Plato says the Department of Community Safety has both ongoing
and targeted youth programmes and interventions. He says the programmes address
drugs and substance abuse awareness.
Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer says the department has allocated a number of
winter holiday programmes for grade 12 learners that will be running across the
the programmes will cover important topics such as substance abuse, HIV/AIDS,
sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy seminars. She says the department will also
provide curriculum support, particularly in schools where learners are
struggling in specific subjects such as Mathematics and Physical Science.
On the hand, the Department of
Social Development says it is offering educational sessions for over 1 000
young people. MEC of Social Department, Albert Fritzs says the aim is to engage
young people on issues which affect their current lives, and offering them
resources and avenues for support and development.
Labels: Safety number one priority for WC government during school holidays