Tomorrow, Wednesday 21 June 2017, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Parow Valley.
The Walking Bus initiative aims to create a safe and supervised route for learners to and from school every day with the commitment and involvement of the community playing a central part to help create safer environments.
Since May 2016 Minister Plato has launched 50 Walking Bus initiatives in partnership with communities across the Western Cape.
The Walking Bus launch in Parow Valley tomorrow builds on the success of the Walking Bus initiatives already launched and are based on the demand from community members across the province who wishes to prioritise safety in their communities.
Tomorrow's Walking Bus launch will see parents volunteering their time to help improve the safety of learners on their way to and from school in forming the 'drivers' of the 'bus' and will be supported by local councillors, Community Police Forum (CPFs), the South African Police Service(SAPS) and the City of Cape Town Law Enforcement.
Through the Walking Bus initiative, the parents, learners and educators of Parow Valley Preparatory School, Saffier Primary and Parow High Schools are making safety a priority in their community.
Source: Government of South Africa