A bright and sunny day, buzzing with white tees and caps, filled the streets of Kwa-Mduku on friday the 23rd of October 2015, walking for a healthier lifestyle. The MHU team, headed by Scebile Nsele (MHU Manager), held a massive Healthy Lifestyle Walk, with the aim of promoting a healthier lifestyle, for the youth and community at large. As well as to encourage our youth to uphold a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness on various health matters.
Learners and Community members fill the streets of Mduku
Learners, teachers, parents, grandparents, DOT, DOH, DOE, DSD, SAPS, SANDF, Traffic department, the honorable Mayor and even the honorable Inkosi yakwaMakhasa himself joined the walk for a healthier lifestyle, and to stand against teenage pregnancy, early sexual debut, drug and substance abuse.
The event was a huge success, comprising of music, dancing, speeches and remarkable theatre pieces from the learners.
Learners in their traditional clothing, performng their Zulu traditional dance
Sihle Ngubane, from the Department of Social Development spoke about teenage pregnancy. “A child is someone who is at a young age until the age of 18. Anybody having intercourse with a child 18 and under is committing a crime, and can be arrested, because that child hasn’t matured enough to understand what he/she is doing.” Said Sihle Ngubane
Mr Maxase, speaking on behalf of the SAPS encouraged the youth to stay away from activities that might get them arrested, because, no matter how many degrees you get, it will be almost impossible to get a job.
Mr Maxase, SAPS
JD Kabati, Programmes Manager at Star For Life, thanked all the stakeholders that came on the day to show us support. He also encouraged the youth to stay away from early sexual debut, drugs and alcohol. “You are our future, nobody else will help this country besides you. We should all do our best to make sure that this country is a better place to live in.”