In an effort to empower and educate pupils, an informative health and safety programme was held at Cavendish Primary School, recently.
The South Durban basin conducted the programme in partnership with Safer Cities, who assisted with regards to raising awareness on bullying and child abuse. Enviro Health spoke on nutrition and hygiene while Metro Police spoke on safety measures.
SDB ABM Office, Chatsworth Operations and Enforcement’s Irene Chetty said, “This project aims to create health and safety awareness among pupils by conducting an education programme that will focus on good nutrition plans and hygiene. The project also aims to broaden pupils’ knowledge with regards to protecting themselves by learning of safety precautionary measures.”
These talks encouraged the pupils to participate and become aware of their needs. The programme has several benefits including health and safety.
The principal of the school, Mr L Dharumrajh said, “This is the first time a programme of this nature was run at our school. am very impressed with the various talks that were presented by the respective role-players.”
The project aims to implement a two to three hour session per school depending on the needs of the school. SDB ABM will partner with the SAPS, DSW Education, Crime Prevention Forum, Environmental Health and Safer Cities to ensure that this project is a success.