On Thursday 31st July 2014, MEC Debbie Schäfer will attend the launch of the ‘How to be a Health Activist’ Workbook.
The distribution of this workbook is currently aimed at reaching Grade 8 and 9 learners in 167 selected schools and the content mainly deals with issues pertaining to the prevention of Tuberculosis (TB). This intervention has become critical for the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), in partnership with the University of the Western Cape (UWC), to counter the growing rate of TB and HIV in schools.
The WCED has intensified its efforts to raise learner awareness about the dangers of TB in our province’s schools.
The WCED’s kick TB campaign has reached 24 schools, 24 000 learners as well as delivering 57 297 copies of ‘How to be a Health Activist’ to Grade 8 and 9 learners at schools in the Western Cape. The workbooks are being delivered to 57 000 learners in 167 schools.
All media are invited and welcome to attend.
Date: Thursday, 31st July 2014
Time: 10h30 – 11h30
Venue: Vanguard Primary School, Doman Road, Vanguard Estate, Athlone, Cape Town (event will be held in the school yard)
There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.
Cell: 076 175 0663
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICA OFFICIAL NEWS