Happy Birthday to “me”! I had so much fun spending Khumality time with all my friends.
It is unbelievable to think that this project is already five years running. On Friday, 29 January 2016, the Captain Khumalo project was launched at Mzamomhle Primary School in Brown’s Farm, Nyanga in the Western Cape. The awareness programme was attended by 90 Gr 1 learners.
The Captain Khumalo programme is designed to educate childcare and primary schoolchildren aged between three and 12 years on a range of safety themes, and to encourage them to turn to the police for help and advice.
Captain Khumalo is a “trusted” character that addresses several safety issues, primarily driven by a crime prevention approach.
The programme is all about teaching children how to “Stay OK” including how they can make the right choices and recognising that there are consequences associated with the decisions we make. This also provides them with a level of awareness of appropriate safety behaviour to prevent them becoming a victim or perpetrator of crime.
Captain Khumalo is not an authoritarian figure; he is assuring and engaging.
During the past five years, Captain Khumalo has visited 58 primary schools and eight preschools from 2016 to 2020 in the Western Cape and Gauteng. The programme was attended by 19 179 learners of 427 classes.
Capt Granville Meyer
[Congratulations to Capt Meyer on his Captain Khumalo programme. We hope that your will reach many more children since it is vital to lay a good foundation with children about safety and the consequences of getting involved in a life of crime. All the best. Ed.]
NAME: W/O L H Zandberg
STATION: Pretoria Central SAPS
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