Healthy mind, healthy body

LEPHALALE — Lephalale TVET College held a two-day Environmental care, Health and Wellness campaign on the 19th and 20th May 2016.
Students were given presentations by different departments which included the Department of Health District office (Ellisras Hospital, Ellisras Mobile and Fixed Clinic), Department of Social development, SAPS, Department of Correctional services, Care Works, JHPIEGO, SANBS, HST (Health Systems Trust), Red Cross and Metropolitan life
The college community were given information on the following topics: teenage pregnancy, substance abuse – its effects and consequences, MMC (medical male circumcision) – its importance and how it is performed, HIV/AIDS, behaviour that can lead one to land up in prison, different types of crime, life in prison, the importance of blood donations, family planning, breast and cervical cancer.
Services that were rendered in the gazebos were: HIV counselling and testing, TB screenings and testing, Medical Male Circumcision in the MMC Truck, primary health care services, PAP smears.
The Department of Correctional Services and SAPS came with ex-offenders who educated the community about how they landed in prison, life in prison as well as the effects of substance abuse. They encouraged students to stay away from substance abuse, crime and bad friends.
Most of the college community got tested for HIV and TB as there were many gazebos and enough counsellors.
They received promotional materials including handouts, pamphlets and condoms and those who tested were given sling bags. The Lephalale TVET College would like to thank all the partners and partakers who supported them during the campaign. “Together we can build a healthy community.”

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