Safety initiative makes a return

2019-12-19 06:01
Children being tagged as part of the initiative.

Children being tagged as part of the initiative.

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The City of Cape Town will implement its Identikidz project at 15 beaches over the festive season.

The project aims to help reunite lost children with their families.

As part of the project all children who arrive at these beaches will be registered and issued with a tag containing their parents’ contact details.

The initiative will be active at these beaches on 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 31 December and again on 1, 2, 4, 5, 11 and 12 January.

The City’s social development and early childhood development directorate is spearheading the project, which is part of the festive season safety plan.

This year, the project has been implemented at Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Strandfontein, Gordon’s Bay, Strand, Monwabisi, Harmony Park, Mnandi, Big Bay, Sea Point and surrounding area, Silwerstroom, Camps Bay, Lagoon Beach, Melkbosstrand and Milnerton beaches from this past weekend.

“The Identikidz programme has grown exponentially as more people become aware of it, and the results are truly astounding.

“It provides peace of mind to parents on busy beach days, when children can so easily become lost in the crowd, but it also makes the task to reunite them far simpler,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

During the 2018/19 festive season, just more than 100 000 children were tagged – a 132% increase on the previous year.

A total of 535 children were reunited with their families.

“We are doing everything possible to keep children safe, but this doesn’t absolve parents and caregivers of their responsibility,” says Badroodien.

“We urge them to register their children with our Identikidz teams as soon as they arrive at the beach, and to ensure that they keep their cellphone close by and charged, in the event that we need to get hold of them.”

The City of Cape Town will implement its Identikidz project at 15 beaches over the festive season.

The project aims to help reunite lost children with their families.

As part of the project all children who arrive at these beaches will be registered and issued with a tag containing their parents’ contact details. The initiative will be active at these beaches on 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 31 December and again on 1, 2, 4, 5, 11 and 12 January.

The City’s social development and early childhood development directorate is spearheading the project, which is part of the festive season safety plan.

This year, the project has been implemented at Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Strandfontein, Gordon’s Bay, Strand, Monwabisi, Harmony Park, Mnandi, Big Bay, Sea Point and surrounding area, Silwerstroom, Camps Bay, Lagoon Beach, Melkbosstrand and Milnerton beaches from this past weekend.

“The Identikidz programme has grown exponentially as more people become aware of it, and the results are truly astounding.

“It provides peace of mind to parents on busy beach days, when children can so easily become lost in the crowd, but it also makes the task to reunite them far simpler,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

During the 2018/19 festive season, just more than 100 000 children were tagged – a 132% increase on the previous year.

A total of 535 children were reunited with their families.

“We are doing everything possible to keep children safe, but this doesn’t absolve parents and caregivers of their responsibility,” says Badroodien.

“We urge them to register their children with our Identikidz teams as soon as they arrive at the beach, and to ensure that they keep their cellphone close by and charged, in the event that we need to get hold of them. Getting lost is a very traumatic experience for a child and we want to limit the anxiety by reuniting them with their caregivers as soon as possible.”

The City of Cape Town will implement its Identikidz project at 15 beaches over the festive season.

The project aims to help reunite lost children with their families.

As part of the project all children who arrive at these beaches will be registered and issued with a tag containing their parents’ contact details. The initiative will be active at these beaches on 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 31 December and again on 1, 2, 4, 5, 11 and 12 January.

The City’s social development and early childhood development directorate is spearheading the project, which is part of the festive season safety plan.

This year, the project has been implemented at Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Strandfontein, Gordon’s Bay, Strand, Monwabisi, Harmony Park, Mnandi, Big Bay, Sea Point and surrounding area, Silwerstroom, Camps Bay, Lagoon Beach, Melkbosstrand and Milnerton beaches from this past weekend.

“The Identikidz programme has grown exponentially as more people become aware of it, and the results are truly astounding.

“It provides peace of mind to parents on busy beach days, when children can so easily become lost in the crowd, but it also makes the task to reunite them far simpler,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

During the 2018/19 festive season, just more than 100 000 children were tagged – a 132% increase on the previous year. A total of 535 children were reunited with their families. “We are doing everything possible to keep children safe, but this doesn’t absolve parents and caregivers of their responsibility,” says Badroodien.“We urge them to register their children with our Identikidz teams as soon as they arrive at the beach, and to ensure that they keep their cellphone close by.”

The City of Cape Town will implement its Identikidz project at 15 beaches over the festive season.

The project aims to help reunite lost children with their families.

As part of the project all children who arrive at these beaches will be registered and issued with a tag containing their parents’ contact details.

The initiative will be active at these beaches on 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 31 December and again on 1, 2, 4, 5, 11 and 12 January.

The City’s social development and early childhood development directorate is spearheading the project, which is part of the festive season safety plan.

This year, the project has been implemented at Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Strandfontein, Gordon’s Bay, Strand, Monwabisi, Harmony Park, Mnandi, Big Bay, Sea Point and surrounding area, Silwerstroom, Camps Bay, Lagoon Beach, Melkbosstrand and Milnerton beaches from this past weekend.

“The Identikidz programme has grown exponentially as more people become aware of it, and the results are truly astounding.

“It provides peace of mind to parents on busy beach days, when children can so easily become lost in the crowd, but it also makes the task to reunite them far simpler,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

During the 2018/19 festive season, just more than 100 000 children were tagged – a 132% increase on the previous year.

A total of 535 children were reunited with their families.

“We are doing everything possible to keep children safe, but this doesn’t absolve parents and caregivers of their responsibility,” says Badroodien.

“We urge them to register their children with our Identikidz teams as soon as they arrive at the beach, and to ensure that they keep their cellphone close by and charged, in the event that we need to get hold of them. Getting lost is a very traumatic experience for a child and we want to limit the anxiety by reuniting them with their caregivers as soon as possible.”

The City of Cape Town will implement its Identikidz project at 15 beaches over the festive season.

The project aims to help reunite lost children with their families. As part of the project all children who arrive at these beaches will be registered and issued with a tag containing their parents’ contact details. The initiative will be active at these beaches on 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 31 December and again on 1, 2, 4, 5, 11 and 12 January.

The City’s social development and early childhood development directorate is spearheading the project, which is part of the festive season safety plan.

This year, the project has been implemented at Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Strandfontein, Gordon’s Bay, Strand, Monwabisi, Harmony Park, Mnandi, Big Bay, Sea Point and surrounding area, Silwerstroom, Camps Bay, Lagoon Beach, Melkbosstrand and Milnerton beaches from this past weekend.

“The Identikidz programme has grown exponentially as more people become aware of it, and the results are truly astounding.

“It provides peace of mind to parents on busy beach days, when children can so easily become lost in the crowd, but it also makes the task to reunite them far simpler,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

During the 2018/19 festive season, just more than 100 000 children were tagged – a 132% increase on the previous year.

A total of 535 children were reunited with their families. “We are doing everything possible to keep children safe, but this doesn’t absolve parents and caregivers of their responsibility,” says Badroodien. “We urge them to register their children with our Identikidz teams as soon as they arrive at the beach, and to ensure that they keep their cellphone close by and charged, in the event that we need to get hold of them. Getting lost is a very traumatic experience for a child and we want to limit the anxiety by reuniting them with their caregivers as soon as possible.”

The City of Cape Town will implement its Identikidz project at 15 beaches over the festive season.

The project aims to help reunite lost children with their families.

As part of the project all children who arrive at these beaches will be registered and issued with a tag containing their parents’ contact details. The initiative will be active at these beaches on 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 31 December and again on 1, 2, 4, 5, 11 and 12 January.

The City’s social development and early childhood development directorate is spearheading the project, which is part of the festive season safety plan.

This year, the project has been implemented at Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Strandfontein, Gordon’s Bay, Strand, Monwabisi, Harmony Park, Mnandi, Big Bay, Sea Point and surrounding area, Silwerstroom, Camps Bay, Lagoon Beach, Melkbosstrand and Milnerton beaches from this past weekend.

“The Identikidz programme has grown exponentially as more people become aware of it, and the results are truly astounding.

“It provides peace of mind to parents on busy beach days, when children can so easily become lost in the crowd, but it also makes the task to reunite them far simpler,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

During the 2018/19 festive season, just more than 100 000 children were tagged – a 132% increase on the previous year.

A total of 535 children were reunited with their families. “We are doing everything possible to keep children safe, but this doesn’t absolve parents and caregivers of their responsibility,” says Badroodien.

“We urge them to register their children with our Identikidz teams as soon as they arrive at the beach, and to ensure that they keep their cellphone close by and charged, in the event that we need to get hold of them. Getting lost is a very traumatic experience for a child and we want to limit the anxiety by reuniting them with their caregivers as soon as possible.”

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