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Solomon Islands National community policing team conduct awareness talk to San Isandro Students

  National Community Policing Team of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force recently conducted an awareness program disability Students.

The team conduct the awareness program to San Isandro School students on the Crime Prevention Strategy.

Assistant Special Coordinator for RAMSI, Mr. Masi Lomaloma form part of the team and presented talks on RAMSI’s draw down and the limited rearmament.

The program started at three o’clock on Friday 25th March 2017 with opening remarks from San Isandro School Principal.

According Sergeant John Manegaua from National Community Policing office during his talk said, “The drivers of crime are Alcohol and Drugs, Family Violence, Issues affecting Youths and Environment & Resources.”

He said, one drivers of crime is Violence against women, especially domestic violence is commonly practice in Solomon Islands which young Women are most vulnerable to it.”

Mr. John Said, “High birth rates, low investment in youth and high youth unemployment and Limited education opportunities are drivers of crime.”

He further stated “That some factors contribute to drivers of crimes are Land disputes, ownership issues and Logging disputes leading to violence.”

Principal, San Isandro School Mr. Elias Weago said, “I am happy that the team come to do awareness talks to my students.”

Mr. Weago said, “Here in school we actually can communicate with the disability students to pass on messages to them.”

Mr. Weago asked Police to continue with such programs which he believes will help the students especially on Law and order to equip them.

The program ended up with a Rugby sporting activity shortly with San Isandro student and staffs.

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