Keep me safe School Campaign

Rudi Bowe

The national Keep Me Safe School Campaign came into existence after the murder of little Cheryl Avihe Ujaha. Ujaha went missing from her home on 26 August 2018 in Katutura Windhoek.

The campaign was approved by the Ministry of Safety and Security and Ministry of Education. The Keep Me Safe School Campaign serves as a crime prevention initiative to address issues of domestic violence against children in school, homes and communities by engaging learners, teachers and parents. It aims in raising awareness about the danger of drugs. Drugs are presented to the learners, so they know what it looks like and know what to stay away from. The campaign also teaches about the danger of explosives by teaching learners about them with this important statement: “DON’T TOUCH IT BUT REPORT IT”. The campaign informs about domestic violence, self-defense techniques and raise awareness on the dangers of bullying. Learners were warned not to go to the sea alone unless they are under the supervision of the parents.
The team that comprises of members from Community Affairs office, Special Reserved force, Gender Based Violence, Explosives, Operations and K9 unitare targeting school throughout the region.
The team has visited Tutaleni Primary School, !Nara Primary School, Kuisebmond Primary School, Flamingo Primary School and Duineside High School in Walvis Bay, JB Brand school in Utuseb and Kolin Secondary School and UB Dux Primary School in Arandis.
The Team will visit the following;
Duinesig Combined School, 19 June
Kuisebmond Secondary School, 20 June
Tutaleni High School 21 June
Narraville Primary School, 24 June
Seaside Primary School, 25 June
Namport Primary School, 26 June
The team will be at the schools from 07:30 to 09:00 in the morning and invite all parents to be at the schools on the days that they are visiting the school.
They will then continue with the campaign at other schools in July. For more information do not hesitate to contact the Community Affairs Officer in the Erongo Region, Constable Mbundje at 081 896 0489.

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