Police Officers from Graskop SAPS visited Shalom Christian primary on February 6TH, as part of the Project Back to School Campaign. The Officers we accompanied by Faith Johnson and Dikeledi Sanderson from Disabled People South Africa (DPSA).
According to Constable Rose Masilela – Communication Officer at Graskop SAPS, the visits occur annually.
“Graskop SAPS addressed school children at Shalom Christian Primary. We spoke to the children about child safety. They were encouraged not to talk to strangers or accept gifts from people they don’t know. We also encouraged them to talk to their parents or guardians so that they can be safe,” said Masilela.
Faith Johnson (DPSA) educated the children about the ways of interacting with disabled people.
“The kids were taught how to treat disabled family members at home. I told the kids that disabled people don’t like it when you feel sorry for them. We also spoke about devices which are used for different disabilities. Some examples of devices which are used by blind people include Braille for reading, a cane, money tablet for measuring, water beeper. We gave out pamphlets and our contact details.” said Johnson.
Masilela said that the campaign will also reach other schools in Graskop. She was accompanied by Constable Kok.