In commemoration of Youth Day this year, more than 350 young nurses staged DENOSA Learner Movement Health Games and dialogue in Durban s North Beach on 15 June, in a campaign to stop alcohol and substance abuse among young people.
The event targeted youth in areas where they will be in masses. Each province sent 40 students to the games, which were official opened by DENOSA President, Dorothy Matebeni.
In line with DENOSA s NCD project, the young nurses from various nursing colleges, under the wing of DENOSA Learner Movement were dispatched to the Durban coast to promote health and wellness. The Youth Games will include sporting codes such as volleyball, beach soccer, and netball.
Just before the games, there was a dialogue between the students and the panelists comprising DENOSA President, the head of KZN Nursing College, Research Manager at DENOSA Professional Institute, and a representative from SANC Addington hospital hall, near the beach, where interaction with young community members will be held around substance and alcohol abuse. Facilitated by DENOSA General Secretary, Thembeka Gwagwa, the dialogue allowed students to ask pertinent questions relating to nursing education, training and practice.
“This is our contribution to the Youth Day celebration, by spreading the message of fighting alcohol and substance abuse,” says DENOSA Learner Movement Chairperson, Patrick Lekala.
Limpopo won the beach soccer competition, beating the Eastern Cape in the finals, while Western Cape beat Gauteng in volleyball to take home the cup. Gauteng won the beach netball final, beating Limpopo