Policeman displays teaching abilities during a drugs awareness campaign in Humansdorp

King William's Town: The Sector Manager stationed at Humansdorp SAPS addressed learners today about various topics during a Safer Schools programme to a group of Grade 7 learners from KwaNomzamo in Humansdorp today.

On Wednesday, 23 January 2019, Humansdorp SAPS Sector Manager, Warrant Officer Lumko Masoka visited Mzingisi Primary School as part of the Safer Schools Programme. Warrant Officer Masoka changed his technique to an interactive engagement approach on drugs presentations at schools, as learners are grouped according to their classrooms and taught about the dangers of illicit drugs including abuse of legal drugs such as liquor. Warrant Officer Masoka said: Classroom presentations are much more effective, as learners become more attentive and the interactive engagements assist in the development of trust between learners and their sector manager.

Humansdorp Station Commander, Colonel Simon Swarts said: This approach is going to discourage the use of drugs in schools. We also hope that these engagements would assist in identifying learners with delinquent behaviour for a relevant social intervention programme.

Source: South African Police Service