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Children in the sports ground after performing

More than 300 kids attended child protection day awareness in Mamelodi East Extention 5, community hall on Friday, June 9. The kids were from 16 creches around Mamelodi and some were from Eersterust and Silverton. Mamelodi East police were involved in the program together with the fire department, ambulance and police mounted unit.

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The purpose of the program was to teach the children and parents about their rights that will protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse to ensure their safety.

 

 

“We wanted to educate children about their rights that parents should respect children’s month and that they should’t only practice it that month but everyday”, said the Spokesperson police, captain Michael Mbewe.

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The program started in the morning with children performing on stage and singing their songs and later they had activities such as horse riding with the mounted unit.

 

 

 

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Children queuing for horse riding

“We have enjoyed being here today it was really amazing seeing our kids excited, seeing them performing on stage and riding horses”, said one of the teachers from Rethabile Day Care.

 

 

 

The teachers thought the program had educated and entertained the kids and hopefully will benefit them in the future.

 

By: Fortunate Machaba

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