Health and Wellness Awareness campaign held

2019-08-21 06:00
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KHAYALETHU, a project of Youth for Christ KwaZulu- Natal (YFC/KZN), hosted the Ihlokomele Health and Wellness Awareness Campaign at Raisethorpe Community Drop-In Centre on Saturday, August 10 a day after South Africa celebrated National Women’s Day.

The campaign was aimed at encouraging and promoting healthy lifestyles among children and youth living in abandoned buildings and streets of Pietermaritzburg.

This campaign follows after an increase in the number of homeless teen mothers in the streets of Pietermaritzburg. Khayalethu outreach project coordinator Derrick Mabaso said the programme started with the beneficiaries taking a hot bath, and after that engaging and listening to speakers from various organisations and institutions such as the South African Police Services, UKZN Student Christian Fellowship, HIV and TB Care.

The beneficiaries also received a meal, sanitary pads, and health and screening services. YFC/KZN marketing and communications officer Sonti Magota said the organisation continues to serve townships, informal settlements and rural areas where there is a high rate of unemployment and HIV infection, sexual abuse and rape, domestic violence, poverty and a lack of basic amenities. “Giving hope and support to children, youth and women remains our primary objective,” said Magota. — Supplied.

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