Afikile Sikhobondiya is a spokesperson for Jeppe Youth Crime Prevention Desk.
She joined the youth desk four years ago.
The 22-year-old said she decided to volunteer at Jeppe SAPS as she loves working with the community.
“I am currently unemployed and instead of job hunting while sitting at home I decided to make a difference in the community,” she said.
Also read: Jeppe police host successful imbizo
Sikhobondiya matriculated from Dalindyebo Senior Secondary School in Mthatha in 2014.
“After matric, I enrolled for a National Certificate in Film and Television Production at Falcon Business Institute. I have completed my course. I am now looking for a job as a scriptwriter, director, continuity personnel and actress.
“I am making a difference in my community while job hunting. I have learned a lot since I joined the youth crime prevention desk. I make sure that my community is safe. I would like to see more people from our community jointhe youth desk. There is so much to learn. Unlike sitting at home doing nothing, I now have some work experience on my CV.
Also read: Police celebrate Youth Month
“I would also like to advise the youth who are unemployed to get up, go out there and lend a helping hand to those in need without expectations of any kind.
“Get out of your comfort zone and be curious about what’s happening in your community in terms of crimes and also help to find a way on how to combat crime in your area.
“The only way you can help to fight crime is to join the youth crime prevention desk at your nearby police station,” she said.