Friday, 8 June 2012
Local girls go on the police beat
Girls from Veldenvlei Primary School were given a glimpse of a day in the life of a police officer as part of the ‘Take a Girl Child to Work Day’ campaign last week. Richards Bay SAP hosted several pupils during the campaign, an initiative of Cell C since 2003 that gives schoolgirls the chance to experience the day-to-day realities of different careers. Pupils were able to spend time with police officials from various branches of the police.
Acting National Police Commissioner, Lieut-Gen Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi gave the campaign his stamp of approval. ‘We have a responsibility to educate and nurture the ideas of the young generation. ‘As law enforcers, we acknowledge that the upbringing and protection of children is our responsibility. We commit ourselves to serving and protecting children on a continuous basis, 365 days a year,’ said Gen Mkhwanazi.