MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato to launch Kleinmond Walking Bus initiative
Today, Friday 14 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Kleinmond.
The success to date of the Walking Bus launches piloted in the Cape Town Metro area as well as the demand for proactive citizen-led safety initiatives across the province has seen the Department of Community Safety expand the pilot areas to include Knysna, George, Mosselbay, Bredasdorp and tomorrow, Kleinmond.
The Walking Bus initiative aims to create a safe and supervised route for learners to and from school every day with the commitment and involvement of the community playing a central part to help create safer environments.
The Walking Bus initiative will see parents forming the ‘drivers’ of the ‘bus’ and supported by the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW), Community Policing Forum (CPF), the relevant school, Ward Councillor and Department of Community Safety to help safeguard learners to and from school.
The Kleinmond Walking Bus will see parents volunteering their time to help improve the safety of learners on their way to school. Safety is everyone’s responsibility and the through the Walking Bus initiative, the parents, learners and educators of Laerkool Kleinmond and Kleinmond Primer are making safety a priority.
Note: All media are invited
Date: Friday, 14 October 2016.
Time: 07:00 – 10:00 – Minister Plato to join walking bus participants between 07:00 and 08:15; Volunteer appreciation ceremony starts at 09:00.
Venue: Youth and Child Centre, Protea Road, Kleinmond (behind the Child Welfare Offices)