Vuks in Gugs kids kept busy

2015-07-23 06:01

Officials from the Department of Social Development conducted a program that empowered children with infomation, at Vukukhanye Primary School, in Gugulethu, recently.

Officials from the Department of Social Development conducted a program that empowered children with infomation, at Vukukhanye Primary School, in Gugulethu, recently.

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Learners at Vukukhany Primary School in Gugulethu were left excited after attending a program that addressed burning issues that affect their lives.

The substance abuse enhancement programme was facilated by Yamkela James and Celeste Valentine, officials from the Department of Social Development.

The program was implemented over a two week period where learners were taught different life skills. The topics that were discussed were worthiness, respect and boldness.

The program started off with the topic ‘I am worthy” and then ended off with ‘I am amazing’. It also focused on sessions titled ‘I am healthy’, ‘I am smart, ‘I am respectful’ and ‘I am happy.’

The program hoped to help learners change their self-perception and become optimistic about their future. It also hoped to help learners express themselves and manage peer challenges.

The aim of the program is also to enhance self-esteem as well as enhance social and interpersonal relationships but most importantly, the aim was to help learners understanding the effects of drugs and substance abuse, said the organisors.

The learners were able to grasp the message that was brought across in every session.

The program had to be implemented in thier mother tongue as this was the better way to ensure the implementation of the program is a success.

Valentine said: “The program went well in terms of the levels of interest of the learners. They were excited and interested in the content of the program

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