On Youth Day, 16 June, the EMPD Social Crime Prevention Unit hosted several high schools from the EMPD Northern Operational Region which includes Kempton Park, Tembisa and Edenvale.
The objective was multi-pronged namely, to bring together learners from different educational backgrounds to mingle and learn about each other’s educational environments, to create awareness among the youth about road safety, domestic violence, drug and substance abuse, robbery and hijacking as well as for the learners to pit their mural skills against one another.
The celebrations main element was the competition on painting the parameter wall of the EMPD Junior Traffic Training Centre at Birchleigh North in Kempton Park. Participants who took part actively were from Tembisa High, Maranatha Christian School, Boitumelong High, Jeugland Hoer and Phomolong High schools.
The sponsor of the event, ORAFOL Safety Systems represented by Mr. Clive Versveld, donated refreshments, medals and new traffic signs to the Junior Traffic Training Centre. Both participating learners and teachers were presented with goody bags and T-shirts by the EMPD Social Crime Prevention Unit.
Adjudicators of the competition were the EMPD Superintendent Nico Maritz, the wife of Ward 15 councilor Suzan van Zyl who is a graphic art expert and the representative of the sponsoring company ORAFOL Safety Systems Mr. Clive Versveld.
1st Prize: A tie between Tembisa High and Maranatha Christian Schools
2nd Prize: A tie between Jeugland Hoer and Phomolong High schools
3rd Prize: Boitumelong High School