Parents’ support needed

2017-08-23 06:02

A second deworming campaign is being rolled out jointly by the Department of Education and the Department of Health.

The campaign is aimed at improving children’s health, reducing health barriers to learning and helping learners to stay in school and perform to the best of their ability.

The programme, which forms part of the Integrated School Health Programme, a collaboration between the Department of Education and the Department of Health, further intends to promote attitudes and behaviours that will positively impact the health of learners.

Overall, the programme is designed to improve both the educational performance and the health and well-being of children.

It seeks to address a range of health and social challenges that young people face, especially those related to sexual and reproductive health.

The target is to reach all learners from Gr. R to Gr. 7 in quintile 1 to quintile 3 primary schools who are part of the National School Nutrition Programme.

“We urge all parents and guardians to please sign the consent form and return it to the school,” said Geoffrey van der Merwe of the Department of Education.

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