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.
The Health Academy is a youth centre for the young people of Edendale and surrounding areas. The programmes we have should appeal to the young people, the adaptation of the new pop culture and trends starts with the hip hop classes starting at the Health Academy by The Spar10z.
The Spar10z are one of Pietermaritzburg’s popular hip hop groups, they consist of five members. They entertain and uplift young people, encouraging positive behaviour through dance and music. Part of the Local Youth Committee run by the YMCA PMB under this committee the Spar10z mentor young dancers. With a mission of developing and empowering youth through a medium of dance. Have been on the scene since 2008 and have so many achievements, they also appear on a TV show on SABC 1 on Mondays at 16h00pm.
They are due to start the hip hop lessons on the 28th of March 2012 at 15h00pm for one hour. The lessons are open to young people from the age of 10 to 22. There is going to be a lesson every week and when the young people are good enough they are going to start a WKU Hip Hop Crew as a product of the Health Academy and the Spar10z.
Young people accessing health services such as Family Planning or ARV Clinic can go the Health Academy and not think about the challenges they are facing, meaning everytime they going to the Health Academy they are going maybe for ARV treatment collection or adherence classes but the Health Academy can also be an escape zone from their statuses or family backgrounds.