National Child Protection Week (CPW) is observed in South Africa annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Children’s Act of 2005.
This year the campaign will be commemorated from Monday 29 May to Sunday 4 June to raise awareness of the rights of all children in our community.
Diepriver SAPS Sector Managers Constable Magre Toring and Constable Zak Marias have identified two projects close to the heart of Diepriver SAPS and have requested the assistance of the Constantia Valley Watches Association (CVWA) and our community in providing donations in order to make these projects successful and highlight the various challenges of our underprivileged children on the doorstep of our community.
CONSTANTIA PRIMARY SCHOOL nestled on Spaanschemat River Road n Constantia is home to around 250 children from underprivileged surrounding areas. The school is desperate need of the following for them to provide the educational experience these children deserves:
- School books
- Reading books
- Educational toys
- Non Perishable food items
Any donations can be dropped off this week at the CVWA/Constantia Watch/BKM offices at Sondelani, (8 Coniston Way, Constantia), between the hours of 8am-12pm THIS week Monday to Friday.
The aim is to create an ongoing feeding scheme through other affluent schools in the area with the goal of providing substantial meals during the school day to these children who often do not have access to a full meal at home. Any residents’ who can assist with networking, idea generation or any other form of assistance in this regard, are encouraged to contact the SAPS Sector Managers, OR Kate on 0763028222.
On Monday the 29th of May, Diepriver SAPS and CVWA will be at the school during their assembly where a Short educational talk will be held with the children about safety, children’s rights, bullying, etc. by SAPS and its Trauma Unit.
Mrs Lowena Carolus of the Steurhof community provides a safe place where children in the community can come after school hours to do complete homework tasks and play. The homework club runs from a Monday to Thursday from 15.00-17.00pm in the Steurhof Community Hall, currently with about 25 children attending and have identified the following needs:
- Computers and printers for children to do online research and assignments.
- Wifi or internet connection
- Educational toys
- Food donations of non-perishable food items so children can be provided with sustenance during these hours
Residents who would like to make financial contributions towards Child Protection and Awareness Campaign may do so through the:
Diep River Community Police Forum (CPF):
Account Number: 9049155047
Branch Code: 632005
Ref: CPW (Child Protection Week)
We appeal to all our residents to help wherever possible in this regard.
Any donations can be dropped off this week at the CVWA/Constantia Watch/BKM offices at Sondelani house, (8 Coniston Way, Constantia), between the hours of 8am-12pm THIS week Monday to Friday.
Our children are our future and with the recent spate of neglect of children’s rights covered in the media over the past weeks, it is the responsibility of our community to ensure these children do not fall through the cracks.
Contact details of Diepriver SAPS Sector Managers can found below.
Cst Toring / Cst Marais – Sector Commanders 2 and 1 – DIEPRIVIER SAPS
Tel: 021 710 7314 / Cell: 079 894 1553 / 079 894 0105
Fax2email: 086 481 1679/ 086 774 6441
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