In our blog we will introduce the wide range of services and activities that are being offered at our Health Academy. Every week one of the WKU team members gives you an insight into why the Health Academy is so popular and successful in Edendale.
It is very gratifying to work with an organisation with such a fresh, innovative, and yet simple approach to communicating with young people! The best thing is that these young men and women respond positively to being empowered to take ownership and responsibility for shaping their own futures.
This new-found personal empowerment gives them the optimism to ensure optimal health; whether it be by increased compliance to treatment OR prevention of any future sexually transmitted infections (STI's).
We still have big challenges facing us - with the high levels of poverty, child-headed households, elderly caregivers with little or no social support, remnants of societal stigmatization - to name a few. But with such an enthusiastic team, each challenge is faced as a unit, with a multi-pronged approach towards seeking possible solutions.