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Riding For A Future Without Tuberculosis

Friday 24 March marks World TB Day – a commemoration designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world. It’s a particularly important day for Kevin Grenfell because he lost his mother to a rare strain of TB (Mycobacterium Avium Complex) in March 2016.

Her death prompted Kevin to learn more about a disease that is as misunderstood as it is deadly. He discovered that TB is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and that many victims are children under the age of 10. In fact, every day, up to 200 children die from TB despite it being a preventable and curable disease. In South Africa specifically, there is an urgent need for public attention, prioritisation, commitment and funding for this disease. In a quest to lift children out of the shadows of TB – and in celebration of his mother’s life – Kevin was inspired to get on his bike.

Realistic School Health Programmes advance Public Health

School Health Programmes can reduce common health problems in learners, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) – which in turn can boost attendance and educational achievement. Healthy children learn better and school health and nutrition interventions have been shown to improve not only children’s health and nutrition, but also their learning potential and life choices both in the short and long-term.

Press releases

OVSA Helps Address Vulnerability of Young Girls

30th July 2015

Bringing dignity to the girls of Ndwedwe

The coming of age for a girl should not be a time to feel ashamed because of the change her body is going through. In rural communities across Africa, numerous studies have shown that a girl child can lose up to 500 school days during her high school career, because of a lack of access to basic water and sanitation.

Newsflash

#HAPPYinSCHOOL
(new video)

30th July 2015

OneVoice South Africa, Arts and Culture Activator Bren Brophy, the KZNSA Art Gallery and the National Lottery hosted the “Happy in School” Campaign at the KZNSA Art Gallery in Glenwood, Durban during Youth Month, June 2016. The Happy in School Campaign was the culmination of a series of workshops with learners that relects their hope for their futures.

#HappyinSchool video Youtube link