Minister Meyer to Launch MOD Programme in Manenberg
Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sport Minister, Dr Ivan Meyer, will launch the Western Cape Government’s MOD Programme at six schools in Manenberg. There was a spike in gang violence in this area in recent months, which resulted in the City of Cape Town deploying extra Metro Police officers in the area as a temporary solution to try and stabilise the situation.
The Western Cape Government’s MOD centre programme is an after-school programme that is currently operational at 181 schools across the province. The MOD centres opening at six schools in Manenberg will provide learners with a safe place to participate in sports, arts and culture activities and to study between 2pm and 6pm every week day. Most importantly, the centres will provide learners with a sense of purpose and belonging and will assist in keeping them off the streets and away from gangs, alcohol and drugs.
Date: Wednesday, 09 October 2013
Time: 14.30 – 15.30
Venue: Phoenix High School, Silverstream Road, Manenberg