On October 13, the Coen Scholts Recreational Hall at Birchleigh North Library was abuzz with an educational breast and cervical cancer awareness program. The event was specifically designed for girls from grades 4 to 7 at Solid Beginnings Private School. It featured insightful presentations by library cadets Conley Mabaso, Thembisa Nxesi, and librarian Michael Mudau from Birchleigh North Library.
The program also included an informative discussion on breast and cervical cancer by Miss Thandeka, a nurse from Birchleigh North Clinic. Participants were taught the importance of self-examination for breast lumps.
Moreover, the event expanded its focus to address broader community issues. Masego Monagang from the YANA (You Are Not Alone) Women and Children Centre, Lorraine Mokwebo, and Sergeant Mkhonto from the Norkem Park Police Station’s Social Crime Prevention Unit provided valuable insights on topics such as bullying, social crimes, and gender-based violence.
Adding a touch of engagement and enthusiasm to the occasion, the Love Life Ground Breakers team entertained the attendees with lively icebreakers, songs, and interactive activities.
Birchleigh North Library aims to foster community involvement and encourages individuals to become library members. This event is just one of the many programs the library plans to host to promote awareness of essential community issues.
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