Home Schools Transnet Launches Teenage Health Programme

Transnet Launches Teenage Health Programme

The morning started off with a buzz off singing by teenage pupils as the busses arrived at the Kempville Hall on Friday, the 2nd of September.

Transnet recently launched a Teenage Health Programme which benefits Mlilo Combined school and Msinyane Secondary school in the Amsterdam circuit. The programme was facilitated by a mentor who, with the help of the school’s staff and resources, empowers over a 100 girls by educating them regarding essential life skills and development.

The event on 2 September, was opened in prayer by Thuli Lubisi, a representative from Transnet. A group of girls then went on stage and started to sing as a choir. These young ladies definitely have voices like angels! There were a few different discussions during the course of the morning. A representative from the Department of Health had a word with the girls about puberty and also about reproductive health.

Afterwards, constable Mkhalipi had a chance to speak to the audience about the dangers of drug abuse and gave them a few tips on crime prevention. Spokespersons from both the Department of Social Development and the Department of Education educated the girls about teenage pregnancies and their own well-being. Subjects such as low self-esteem were also discussed.

The girls were all gifted with backpacks, proudly sponsored by Transnet. The eventful day was ended with lovely refreshments for all to enjoy. Transnet’s representatives wish to thank each and every one who were involved in the launch of the Teenage Health Programme. Without everyone’s involvement, the day would not have been such a major success!

 

- Advertisment -

Latest Excelsior News

Overflowing drains a health concern

It is shocking to see how many sewerage drains in Piet Retief are overflowing. Some of these drains have been overflowing for quite some...

A Women’s Month treat

On Thursday morning 27 August, the ladies who work at Best Home and Electric in Mkhondo were treated with a delicious cake to celebrate...

Dagga bust of R900 000-00

On Wednesday 26 August members of the Mkhondo SAPS, as well as a member of the Mkhondo Traffic Department conducted a roadblock on the...

Medical waste in public area

A concerned citizen of Mkhondo recently visited the Excelsior News to report, what he had assumed to be, medical waste which was found in...

Learners receive necessary donation

On Tuesday 25 August, 140 learners of Thathukusa Primary School in Panbult received a necessary donation from the Department of Public Works, Roads and...

Two officials involved in fatal accident

The Mpumalanga Department of Education has learned with shock the news of the passing away of two officials of the Gert Sibande District, who...