Olwandle High School hosts Youth Day speakers

2016-06-23 06:00
PHOTO: PRECIOUS GUMEDE Scelo Ndlovu from Esayidi TVET College speaks to Olwandle High School pupils about the importance of education.

PHOTO: PRECIOUS GUMEDE Scelo Ndlovu from Esayidi TVET College speaks to Olwandle High School pupils about the importance of education.

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AS part of commemorating Youth Day last Thursday, the Heart to Heart Women and Children­’s Foundation celebrated the day with Olwandle­ High School, hosting a number of speakers from government departments, including the SAPS, the Department of Health, Esayidi­ TVET College and those from religious backgrounds.

The aim of the talks was to educate the youth about living responsibly and importance of education.

Nomzamo Ndlovu, chair of Heart to Heart said in honouring South African heroes, who died on 16 June, 1976, the foundation felt that gathering these departments to educate the youth about women and children abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse and the importance of pursuing education is vital.

Ndlovu said there are many pupils and women who are victims of domestic violence, which affects their education.

“We wanted to remind pupils about departments they can turn to if they have problems.

“The SAPS is one where they can seek help if they are affected by any crime-related issues.

The SAPS told pupils how they can avoid getting involved in crime.

The Department of Health spoke about HIV testing and advised pupils­ how to take care of themselves.

Scelo Ndlovu from the TVET College gave information about the easy accessible opportunity of getting academically qualified and the role TVET is playing in the community.

Esayidi TVET focuses on electrical, mechanical­ and civil engineering, which are scarce skills and play a big part in economic development.

Coming from a religious background Prophetess Nomcebo Msimango also gave a talk.

Msimango said pupils should never be put off by their background when it comes to education.

“You must trust in God and make sure you grab any educational opportunity with both hands,” she said.

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