Pupils to seek safer conditions

Shaanaaz de Jager

“A NATION living in a crime- free country.” That is the wish of Port Elizabeth teenager Hlombe Breakfast, 15, one of many participating in a programme to create safer communities for Nelson Mandela Bay children.

The Youth for Safer Communities programme is a project of the Masifunde Learner Development in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, with the backing of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

It aims to encourage youth to recognise their potential role in creating safer communities and give them a platform to voice their ideas.

The programme targets 25 high schools around the Bay, mainly in townships. Masifunde consultant Shane Mangcangaza, 33, said they taught Grade 10, 11 and 12 pupils presentation skills, how to facilitate workshops and how to communicate with participants.

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