NATION Builders in partnership with the UKZN HIV/Aids Programme team hosted a successful Health Awareness Day on Saturday, March 24 at the Maranatha House of Prayer in Shakaskraal.The event was organised to provide the community of Shakaskraal and surrounding areas with free body mass index, glucose, blood pressure and HIV tests to promote healthy living and lifestyles. Dr Nivasha Naidoo, a local Shakaskraal general practitioner, and retired professional nurse Sister Margaret Ramkilawan assisted the Nation Builders team by overseeing the day’s events and provided over 100 residents in attendance with professional medical advice. The organisation has been working throughout KwaDukuza over the past two years and is dedicated to community upliftment and empowerment. Tresia Bekker, dietician at the Stanger Hospital was also present at the event and provided an informative talk on healthy eating habits and a balanced diet. More than 45 community members also took advantage of the free HIV testing administered by the UKZN HIV/Aids Programme team.Programme leader Phume Ngcobo said she was excited to have brought her team to partner with Nation Builders. She added that she looked forward to future projects like this, that will assist in educating and empowering our communities on the impact and challenges of HIV/AIDS.Annet Sewraj, founder of Nation Builders, said that it is important for NPOs like Nation Builders and other non-governmental organisations to get involved and assist government in building communities for a better future. She added that it was the responsibility of every citizen to educate, empower and uplift those around us. “Proper health care for our people is a basic human right and it is imperative that steps are taken to educate and empower every member on health issues like diabetes, obesity, the dangers of high BP and HIV.“The event was very successful and those in attendance were also blessed with a healthy hamper containing fruit, vegetables and water.” If you would like to partner with Nation Builders in future events, please contact Leann Peters on 083 540 8456 or firstname.lastname@example.org .