School receives Drug Awareness and Substance Abuse Education

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The Rethomile Junior Secondary School received Drug Awareness and Substance Abuse Education from the Neighbourhood Patrolling Unit on 4 May 2022.

The Neighborhood Patrolling Unit (NPU) was accompanied by the Soshanguve SAPS and provided students with useful knowledge about the dangers of drugs.

Ms Gosi Maubelo, speaking on behalf of the SAPS, said, “As SAPS members, we love what NPU is doing for our children, which is why we continue to support them and accompany them on every event that they host at schools in Soshanguve.

“I give full credit to all NPU members because what they are doing for these young learners is very beneficial and, in my opinion, this is one of the best ways to end drug use in our township.

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Mr Gofaone Chauke, a member of the NPU, said, “As a youth in this community, I believe it is our responsibility to guide the youth.

“I am also confident that what we are providing them is beneficial, as evidenced by their concentration and participation during the event. We will continue to visit all of the schools in the township, and if these young learners apply what we are teaching them, the use of drugs and substance abuse will decrease in the coming years,” he said.

Baboloki Mntambo a grade 8 learner said “We are very happy and we are enjoying what they are telling us. It is very important to us to know about the dangers of drugs and I wish that even those who are already using drugs will get help and stop because it is a dangerous thing”.

Learners and teachers at Rethomile Junior Secondary School enjoyed the NPU’s visit to their school, and for the students, it was one of their favorite days of school because they were given parcels such as musk and gloves from the SAPS.