GQEBERHA - As Easter celebrations start to build up, police in Nelson Mandela Bay reached out to the destitute during this important period in the Christian calendar. SAPS Humewood visited children and adults at the Maranatha Centre and addressed them on drugs and motivated them to find their calling and make positive changes in their lives. The centre is a safe haven for young children and youths. They also accommodate destitute adults and families who volunteer their services in exchange for accommodation and care.
The centre focusses on the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of Port Elizabeth’s homeless and unemployed (particularly children at risk), challenging individuals to take responsibility for their lives and become self-sustaining.
Constable Ramarou spoke to the children on substance abuse and the danger of addiction. These children face various challenges and are taught to make the right choices in life thereby rising above their circumstances.
The afternoon rounded off with the police handing out of Easter eggs to the adults, youth and children at the centre.
Similarly, SAPS Algoa Park and the Community Policing Forum visited schools in their areas and handed out food parcels and Easter eggs to the children so that the impoverished do not go hungry during this Easter weekend.
Source: South African Police Service