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Headgirl Happy with Anti-Crime Initiative

Headgirl Happy with Anti-Crime Initiative
Police Director Eastern Division ASP Manoj Singh and MOE Deputy Secretary Secondary School Kelera Taloga unveil the board to launch the crime prevention event at Dilkusha High School on July 21st, 2017. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga
July 30
11:21 2017

Luisa Varea is very happy that Dilku­sha Methodist High School launched their School’s Scholastic Crime Stop­pers Board for this year.

A total of 28 students and 13 teachers make up the Dilkusha High Scholastic Crime Stop­pers Board who will be assisting and serving 650 students of the school.

The launch was attended by Deputy Secre­tary Professional from the Ministry of Edu­cation, Kelera Taloga and divisional Police Commander Eastern Manoj Singh on July 21.

Luisa, who is the school’s headgirl, said: “The student council and the scholastic crime stoppers board will work together in addressing issues like bullying, assault, ver­bal abuse and other things that can affect a students learning in school.

“Now, since the crime stoppers board has been launched, those people who used to indulge in unwanted activities, will refrain from it because they know that we have a board now which looks into such matters.”

Mr Singh said that the implementation of the scholastic crime stoppers programme, in Fiji started in 2004.

He added that implementation assisted in proactive approaches that students used to prevent and solve criminal activities in school.

“It is one of the best and least expensive crime prevention strategies,” Mr Singh said.

He also encouraged students to report crimes they witnessed especially in their school premises.

He added that student’s name would re­main anonymous and the issues could be ad­dressed by the school principal and board in a timely manner.

If the crime is too serious, it will be investi­gated by Police.

Ms Taloga encouraged the students to re­port on issues like alcohol abuse, drug use, vandalism, sexual crimes, bullying, truancy and indiscipline in schools.

“The vision and mission of Dilkusha Meth­odist High School speak volumes of the com­mitment the school has in campaigning and creating awareness on crime prevention,” she said.

The first crime stoppers programme was piloted in Suva Grammar School in 2004 and to date 122 Secondary Schools have imple­mented the programme whereby students are given a safe outlet for reporting crime.


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