Chrysalis Academy produces 200 more graduates

Chrysalis instructors hold a briefing before the graduation ceremony in Tokai. Photograph: Supplied

More than 200 young men from across the province graduated from the Chrysalis Academy on Saturday July 29.

At the graduation, held in Tokai, Police Oversight and Community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen, said: “The continued investment in our young people, particularly those from the most vulnerable communities, is paramount if we are to empower and develop them. This will assist in ensuring that the continued cycle of disenfranchised youth who might want to pursue a life of drug abuse and crime is dismantled.”

The academy for young people aged 18 to 25, has, to date, produced more than 10 400 graduates of its three-month programme, which teaches leadership and a range of other skills.

The graduates will be enrolled into a young-long work placement programme.