Nompumelelo staff check-up a success

2016-04-28 06:00
Nobritani Gebenga (sitting), Nocawe Mpahlwa (nurse), Nomakhaya Ntsemla (red top) and Mothiba “Winkie” Gum, a proffesional nurse, during the wellness day, on Thursday, in Gugulethu. PHOTO: mBONGISENI mASEKO

Nobritani Gebenga (sitting), Nocawe Mpahlwa (nurse), Nomakhaya Ntsemla (red top) and Mothiba “Winkie” Gum, a proffesional nurse, during the wellness day, on Thursday, in Gugulethu. PHOTO: mBONGISENI mASEKO

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It was a memorable moment when workers at Nompumelelo Special School were pampered and underwent check-ups for various illnesses during a wellness day, in Gugulethu last Thursday.

The event, which was held for the first time at the school, was aimed at highlighting the importance of taking care of their health and also to ensure that workers keep in good shape.

Mothiba “Winkie” Gum, a professional nurse at the school, said they were raising awareness on the underlying causes of some ailments, such as the importance of drinking water.

“It is important that we exercise regularly. There are a number of important things that people overlook such as drinking water. We are here to talk about everything that can help keep one in good health. We are all excited about this because we sometimes forget about taking care of our own health,” Gum said.

Gum also said they are hoping to hold such event annually. The event was supported by partners Old Mutual, Angela Wall of London, AMC pots, Eye Cares, Government Employees Medical Scheme (Gems), Western Province Blood Transfusion Service and Capitec Bank.

Mlindeni Tubeni, the school principal said that was a vital event as it touched on health issues of the employees.

“It is so important, because we are taking care of ourselves.

It motivates the employees as they deal with stressful events. We need to give attention to their wellbeing to ensure that they get motivated to do their work,” Tubeni said.

Fikiswa Ncivela, a staff member, also applauded the event.

“It is very important for us to do check-ups about our health, because we deal with children with special needs so we need to be in good health physically and mentally for them. Sometimes we get too stressed because of their situations and we work under pressure,” Ncivela said.

The school which specialises with intellectually challenged learners has 48 staff members and 346 learners.

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