Chrysalis graduates deployed to Khayelitsha hotspot

Officials including Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz attended the briefing and training at the Isiviviana Centre, Town 2, Khayelitsha. Picture: Supplied
Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz held a press briefing on the training provided to Chrysalis youth graduates, marking their deployment into the Khayelitsha targeted Covid-19 hotspot, on Monday June 15.

The graduates started working at the beginning of the week.

Mr Fritz said, “The deployment of Chrysalis graduates in Khayelitsha has been ensured by working in partnership with the Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF), Chrysalis Academy, the Department of Health and Doctors Without Borders (MSF). These crucial partnerships are playing a massive role in ensuring that we flatten the curve in the most affected communities by ensuring that our graduates are adequately trained and prepared.”

The Western Cape Government cabinet adopted a Whole of Government targeted hotspot plan to tackle the spread of Covid-19 in high population areas, where high transmission rates have been recorded. It aims to change individual and community behavior to slow the spread of the virus and save lives in areas that go beyond districts and even sub-districts.