The provincial government is investing in impaired driving education.
Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell announced $25,000 is being provided to Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada for their educational initiatives.
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The money will primarily used to expand school programs, something that excites Michelle Okere, Saskatchewan’s Regional Manager for MADD Canada.
“We have been expanding the last couple of years with the supports of SGI and SLGA,” she said. “However, this will allow us to reach even more children throughout our province.”
For Okere, it’s important to speak to kids about this issue when they’re young, a perspective and statement also shared by those in the provincial government.
“When you plant that seed with the young grade four, five, six, those type of kids, by the time they get to that teenage years, they already understand,” said Minister Responsible for SGI, Joe Hargrave. “Education for these young people in these early grades is so crucial. We’re optimistic in the next generation, that’s coming up now, results are going to be just phenomenally better.”