Egoli, Xhosa for City of Gold, is an informal settlement in the Wester Cape. For the community development part of our class we spent about a week working with the people of Egoli to teach them about health and wellness.
Even with not a lot of resources we were able to make a little bit of a difference. On the first day we cleaned up a nearby field that is a recreational location for the children. Making a little game out of the clean-up process, we then segued into a discussion about safe play.
On the second day we set up a big presentation on nutrition, general health, and hygiene. With the help of our professor, Ms. Jenny, we brought together a big group of community members to discuss healthy living and then we served lunch to the local children.
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