On the 14th and 15th October The Humanitarians were proud once again to conduct their flagship project, The Biokinetic Humanitarian Project at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Sport Management Department in Mowbray. We had a great turnout of 65 students that received free biokinetic and health testing as well as free personalized programmes.
The day started at 13.00 on Wednesday and Thursday and involved invaluable assistance from both the staff and students at the Sport Management Department. Students were given the opportunity to practice upon their learnings by participating and conducting exercise testing under supervision and guidance from the staff. Here is some feedback from participants:
“I learnt a lot about my health”
“We should have this testing more often”
“Very informative experience, thank you!”
We are always trying to improve our services and also appreciate the constructive feedback from both staff and students. Although participants had to wait an average of 15 minutes for their testing to be completed, we as the BHP ensured that we gave the best experience utilising the best resources to them. Keeping in line with our aim to empower the students through education, we had a quiz that tested the students on their knowledge of their studies. In addition, we played several educational videos on healthy lifestyles and exercise for the students as they waited for their testing to be completed.
The BHP would like to thank all the students that volunteered with a special thanks to the CPUT staff for their assistance, Dr. West, Mr. Ndlwana, Dr. Taliep, Mrs. Augustyn, Ms. Goba, and Mr. Gamieldien. In addition, a special mention must be made to the CommitToBeFit5 team that conducted a thorough and most informative blog piece on the BHP. Your team is truly and inspiration to us all!
We will be back next year at CPUT to conduct a follow-up session with the staff and students. If you would like to give back in an Active way, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Furthermore if you know of any community setting in need of the BHP, please do contact.
Humanitarians in Action!