Rural school gets unique visit

2017-08-04 06:00
 Photo: siphelele nketoDepartment of Correctional Service’s employees serve pupils at the crime awareness campaign.

Photo: siphelele nketoDepartment of Correctional Service’s employees serve pupils at the crime awareness campaign.

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THE Department of Correctional Services held a crime awareness campaign at the rural ThibaneCombinedSchoolon Monday, where pupils were warned not to get involved in crime.

Correctional Services staff told pupils to study hard and stop smoking dagga.

A Department of Correctional Services employee and a former Thibane pupil, Tebello­ Jafta, said the low results at the school is as a result of pupils smoking dagga and not paying attention to studying.

“I noticed that many pupils do not get to school on time and many smoke dagga and as a result the pass rate is very low.”

In order to keep pupils busy after school Jafta tried to start a soccer team, but they didn’t show any interest.

“To return the school to its former good results pupils must take education seriously,” said Jafta.

An employee and a social worker from the Department of Correctional Services, Sharon Mann said the department identified the school to motivate pupils and fulfill Nelson Mandela’s dream of “giving by serving”.

She said employees from the Department of Correctional Services took money from their own pockets to buy and donate food to the pupils.

“We do not want pupils to go to school on empty stomachs. We also want to warn pupils not to commit crime because it does not pay,” said Mann.

A school governing body member, Florence­ Jafta thanked the department for visiting their school.

THE Department of Correctional Services held a crime awareness campaign at the rural Thibane

Combined

School

on Monday, where pupils were warned not to get involved in crime.

Correctional Services staff told pupils to study hard and stop smoking dagga.
A Department of Correctional Services employee and a former Thibane pupil, Tebello Jafta, said the low results at the school is as a result of pupils smoking dagga and not paying attention to studying.
“I noticed that many pupils do not get to school on time and many smoke dagga and as a results the pass rate is very low.”

In order to keep pupils busy after school Jafta tried to start a soccer team, but pupils didn’t show any interest.
“To return the school to its former good results pupils must take education seriously,” said Jafta.

An employee and a social worker from the Department of Correctional Services, Sharon Mann said the department identified the school to motivate pupils and fulfill Nelson Mandela’s dream of “giving by serving”.

She said employees from the Department of Correctional Services took money from their own pockets to buy and donate food to the pupils.
“We do not want pupils to go to school on empty stomachs. We also want to warn pupils not to commit crime because it does not pay,” said Mann.

A school governing body member, Florence Jafta thanked the department for visiting their school.

 

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