The Western Cape Government has joined forces with concerned organisations in gang-ridden areas in an attempt to keep children safe. The Manenberg People’s Centre and two high schools in that area have approached local authorities to help them with their initiative to provide greater protection to children in gang-ridden areas. This has led to the launch a series of workshops with parents, the first having kicked off in Manenberg.
The Western Cape MEC’s for Community Safety and Social Development attended the event and also engaged with youngsters about the dangers of drug abuse and gang activities.
Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz told Smile 90.4FM that parents play a huge role in keeping their kids safe and must ensure, among other, that they do attend school. He says too many youngsters skip school which normally leads to no good. “The aim of the workshops is to get parents to become more involved with their children’s well-being”.