Little Castle Educare in St Stephen’s Road, Seawinds, received a visit from Lieutenant Colonel Maggie Rossouw, support head at Muizenberg SAPS, and staff, to teach them about safety, on Friday March 23.
In light of recent gang activities in the area, SAPS members identified the toddlers as being the most vulnerable in the community and with this in mind, they visited the close to 50 young children aged between five months and five years, and engaged with them around safety and the care and concern of police for them and their families.
Warrant Officer Mary-Ann Naidoo, a women’s network champion at Muizenberg SAPS, addressed the youngsters and reminded them that the police were their friends and that they could feel safe knowing that the police were there to help.
The other members interacted with the young ones, sharing stories and building friendships.
The children were very excited to see the police and were excited to receive the Easter party packs donated by the women’s network at Muizenberg SAPS.
Lieutenant Colonel Rossouw reiterated the fact that gangsterism must be combated on various levels and that protection of children was of utmost importance. LieutenantColonel Mzwandile Gqabi, acting station commander of Muizenberg SAPS, was very pleased with the initiative and stressed that while the police are at the forefront of this battle, it was incumbent on all in the community to accept and take responsibility for the safety of children.