Educational and information outreach with high school Learners

31 October 2022

Mr Patrick Mdletshe CAPRISA’s Head of Community Programme addressed high school learners at the Sibanesihle High School in the Mafakathini in the district of UMgungundlovu on 26th October as part of CAPRISA’s educational and information outreach into communities. 

Joined by CAPRISA Fellows and staff Mdletshe raised four important issues affecting young girls and women: the high rate of teenage pregnancies, gender-based violence, HIV-TB prevention and sexually transmitted diseases.   

He urged learners to remain steadfast in completing their high school education for self-empowerment. “Always believe in yourself - you are meant for great things,” he said.  “Progress in HIV prevention is only possible when there are platforms for dialogue like this one to facilitate learners' knowledge in making informed decisions,” said the Principal Mr Ngobese. 
Top Photo: Mr Patrick Mdletshe, CAPRISA Head of Community Programmes addresses some 200 high school learners at the Sibanesihle High School. Photo on the left: Ngobese, Sibanesihle High School. Photo on the right: Mr Patrick Mdletshe with CAPRISA Staff and Fellows.