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Programmes developed to strengthen the Thembisan community

Ethafeni Multi skill center event on programme for community empowerment and information sharing.

Community members gathered for a day of empowerment in Thembisa on December 7.

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Representatives from Tembisa South Police Station’s social crime prevention and domestic violence coordinator teamed up with representatives from faith-based organisations, government agencies and non-profits.

Among those who participated on the day were the Department of Social Development, DEFSA, brigades, Ga Roja Community Development, POWA, FAMSA, legal aid, Thato One Big Family, mental health and Nicro.

According to Constable Selepe Kate, Tembisa South SAPS communication officer, the goal of the event was to develop programs that will strengthen the community on issues of gender-based abuse and violence.

Thembisan community gets empowered.

She also added it aims to allow the organisations to describe their regular tasks and obligations in the neighbourhood.

Constable Bridget Mavuso, Tembisa South SAPS domestic violence coordinator was one of the speakers. She elaborated on the services at the police station provided for the victims.

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“There was also a moment of silence and candle lighting in memory of the men, women, and children who died at the hands of their loved ones as well as those who died in silence.

“We encourage everyone who has been directly or indirectly impacted by violence to come forward because our doors are always open,” said Mavuso.

 

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