'WC outreach programme to help youth find jobs'

At least 500 young people attended the youth outreach programme on Thursday.

FILE: A group of young people marching for employment in Cape Town. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape's community safety department believes a youth outreach programme in Sir Lowry's Pass Village will help young people find jobs.

The event is part of the provincial government's youth safety programme launched at the beginning of the year.

Community Safety spokesperson Ewald Botha says the programme was attended by more than 500 young people.

Botha says the programme is aimed at "Providing alternatives and opportunities to the youth as a preventative measure in getting involved with negative social behaviours."

The department will partner with various other organisations.