In efforts to build young leaders of tomorrow, learners from four high schools were invited to attend the City of Cape Town’s Metro Police leadership camps.
The day camps provide the young minds an opportunity for team-building and making friends, while honing their leadership skills, ability to adapt, resilience and group work.
The learners from Windermere, Bonteheuwel, ID Mkhize and Rylands Senior Secondary Schools were also taught about how to make their schools safer.
The City’s mayoral committee member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith, said the programme also aims to help them become active community leaders by instilling social responsibility. “I have to commend our officers who run the camps and ensure hundreds of learners annually have an opportunity to showcase their leadership skills and possibly even discover hidden talents,” he said.
He added that at the end of a series of day camps, 480 learners from different schools, as selected by the Western Cape Education Department will have participated in the initiative, with 40 of them selected to participate in the Cape Town Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth Cadet Programme.
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