Health awareness campaign held

From the left are Sebabatso Ralengau, Obakeng Loeto, Kamogelo Motsamai, Kgalalelo Mpikitle, Lehlohonolo Naphali, Mmampho Pepenene, Lefa Mohobeleli, Masego Pietrus, Katlego Makgolo (president of the Horizon Health Awareness Campaign) and Danny Kwena. PHOTO: LEBAKENG NKABI

A group of medical students from the Rudn University in Russia recently held a health awareness campaign at the St Johns Church in C1 Section, Botshabelo.

The Horizon Health Awareness Campaign (HHAC) was started by Eskom in 2014 at the Albert Moroka High School for learners from rural areas. Today the Horizon Health Awareness Campaign has members from five different countries around the world.

Mmampho Pepenene, a Physical Science teacher at Albert Moroka, said the project started as a science project to help learners to come up with their own inventions. “When the project ended they focused on getting more information about different diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The aim of the movement is to get a better understanding of the ways in which more lives could be saved in our communities.”

According to Masego Pietrus (27 ), South African spokesperson of HHAC, they came to Botshabelo to encourage the youth to start living a healthy lifestyle. “Our aim is to have members in all parts of South Africa. We already have members in countries such a China and Russia. In July this year a group of learners from Thaba Nchu and Botshabelo will have the opportunity to represent South Africa in our global health awareness conference to be held in Russia.

“We would like to thank our parents and the premier’s office for the support they have shown to us since we’ve started. We would also like to encourage the youth to focus on their education because it can take you places.” – Lebakeng Nkabi