Maseru, March 09 — Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) will on Saturday and Sunday hold an event at Police Training Commission (PTC) Maseru with the consortium of Lesotho Youth Organisation, where they will offer training and counselling to youths.
This will be done in association with Child and Gender Protection Unit (CGPU), Diamonds and Drugs, Human Trafficking Association, Crime Intelligence as well as Thaba- Bosiu children’s home centre and World Vision
In an interview with Inspector Pakiso Seqholo from crime prevention unit said training and counselling is going to be for a period of two days and it is intended for youths from members of Lesotho Mounted Police service’s families. He clarified that they need only youths aged 7-13 on Saturday and 14-20 on Sunday.
He indicated that the purpose of the event is to educate youths about crimes and ways in which they can overcome it starting from early age.
He therefore emphasised that they have invited different sectors to ensure the success of the event.
He showed that those sectors are going to advice youth about early marriage, sexual abuse, use of drugs and human trafficking and other crimes that affect them.
He concluded by revealing that their aim of talking to youth is to encourage them to avoid crime at an early age, adding that they will be able to spread the messages to others and work upon it as intended.
Crime Prevention Unit is an association that is intended to help stop crime by removing opportunities for criminals and by promptly reporting any suspicious activities to the police.