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17 May 2016 Cape Winelands TB Awareness Program launched in Robertson

18 May 2016 - 12:15

On Tuesday 17 May 2016, SATVI kicked off a districtwide TB awareness raising program, in partnership with TB Alliance, the Western Cape Education Department, Kick TB & HIV, AERAS, TB Care  (USAID) in Robertson. Over a period of two weeks (17- 27 May 2016) the program is set to reach more than 17 000 learners with the Kick TB & HIV Program which teaches children about the signs and symptoms of TB, infection control and treatment.

In addition to this, TB Alliance, a global non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of new, faster-acting and affordable tuberculosis medicines, distributed a Childhood TB Educational Toolkit and Activity book, which they have developed to raise awareness among children ages 7-17 about TB treatment, prevention, contact tracing, and advocacy. The toolkit provides a variety of interactive methods to teach children about TB.


Kick TB Program
During the program, skilled facilitators Dylan Rumble and Wena Moelich, (founder of the Kick TB & HIV Program) present an interactive program using dance and song to teach children in a fun way about TB. Children love the catchy songs, and by the end of the program they are singing along to the TB song.

 


“For SATVI it is important that we reach as many young people with TB prevention messaging, complementing the important research work we are doing into developing vaccines to curb the scourge of TB said Marwou de Kock, Field Site Manager of SATVI.

Teacher from De Villiers Primary, Tuesday 17 May 2016, Robertson.


Poster Competition
To assess the learning of children, an art poster competition was announced only open to the participating schools. The competition, which closes 25 June 2016, will provide learners with an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learnt in the program, as well as contribute to the global campaign to eradicate TB through visual arts.

 

TB Educational Material (for use by teachers and learners)

AERAS

TB Exposed Click here

TB Alliance

Components of TB Toolkit Click here.
Childhood Tuberculosis Education Tools Click here.
Childhood TB handout  Click here
Childhood TB Activity Booklet and Insert (pdf - 6,600kb) Click here

Kick TB TB & HIV

Kick TB Educational manual Click here.

SATVI

Carina's Choice Drama (Video)  
Afrikaans Click here
English  Click here
Xhosa Click here
Carina's Choice Cartoon  
English  Click here