Safe Schools Holiday Programme
4 December 2019
Learners can look forward to activities like snorkling, beach cleanups, yoga, arts and crafts, as well as indigenous games as part of holiday activities organised by the Safe Schools division of the Western Cape Education Department.
Safe Schools Field Workers in each of the eight education districts organised the programmes in conjunction with partners in various sectors, including government, the police, NGOs and the private sector.
The holiday programme aims to provide constructive activities to keep children safe during the holidays.
Safe Schools have organised these holiday programmes since the inception of the division 21 years ago.
Some learners will be attending Safe Schools Development Camps. These camps have been organised for learners from areas where gangsterism, substance abuse and a high crime rate are rife, to help them develop resilience and the self-confidence required to deal effectively with responsibility in schools and the community. Programmes will also focus on life skills, leadership and safety and health awareness.
At least 3000 children are expected to attend the programmes.