Empilisweni Clinic hosts sport activities

The aim was to integrate sport and health.

SEBOKENG. – The Empilisweni Clinic commemorated Youth Month by hosting different sporting activities for the youth of Zone 7 and also educating them about the dangers the youth face. This all took place at the sports grounds next to the Empilisweni Clinic in Zone 7 last week.

Kids got their faces painted.

There were several stakeholders that were present at the event namely the Anova Health Institution, Lesedi La Batjha, AQuaH Health Services, Health Men, the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, LoveLife, and ChildLine.
The games started on June 7 where the children played soccer, on June 14 they played basketball and netball, on June 21 it was a time for indigenous games and on June 28 was the finale for the games. The aim was to integrate sport and health.

The health promoter of the Empilisweni Clinic, Thamsanqa Damba, explained that the event was all about raising awareness about health issues relating to youth, stating: ”We are celebrating Youth Month through sport activities. I would advise teenagers to seek knowledge because the knowledge they have is not enough and that is why they keep on making mistakes. They should come to the clinic and seek information.”

The ground breaker for LoveLife in the Empilisweni Clinic, Delver Lehlake, said that her concern is more on female children. She believes that they should focus on their studies because education teaches morals.
A community member of Zone 7, Lebohang Mokele, said: “I believe that the event was impactful for young people. The clinic and other NGOs are here to help and walk every step with them.”

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