MEC MOILOA TO LAUNCH PRE-TEEN PROGRAMME TO CURB TEENAGE PREGNANCIES AND NEW HIV INFECTIONS IN THE NORTH WEST

North West Social Development MEC Boitumelo Moiloa will on Friday launch Chommy social and behavioural change programme for children between the ages of 10 and 14 at Ipelegeng community care in Mamusa local municipality.

Chommy, a colloquial term for a ‘friend,’ aims to generate knowledge, develop skills and empower young people to make more informed choices to reduce HIV infections, substance abuse and to prevent teenage pregnancies.

Chommy programme which will be implemented under the tagline: “invest in my future. Protect me today” utilises indigenous games, poems, singing and dance to instil moral values into children.

About 50 participants, representatives of various NPOs which receive funding from the department to implement social behaviour programmes in the province including Mamusa local municipality mayor will attend the launch of Chommy programme that is scheduled as follows:-

 

Date: 08 October 2021

Venue: Ipelegeng Community Care Centre, Mamusa Local Municipality

Time : 10h30

ENDS.

 

Issued by North West Department of Social Development

 

For Enquiries:  Thabo Mosito – Media Liaison Officer

Cell: 079 880 8249

Email: TMosito@nwpg.gov.za

 

For Enquiries:  Media Relations Manager – Obusitswe Keboneilwe

Cell: 082 325 2145

Email : KeboneilweO@nwpg.gov.za


Departmental Spokesperson – Petrus Siko
Cell: 083 647 0668
Email : 
psiko@nwpg.gov.za

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