On the 11th June, 2016, the Humanitarians team conducted their flagship project, the Biokinetic Humanitarian Project that aims to foster physical activity in underprivileged communities around South Africa through fundamental exercise testing/screening and exercise prescription. We were fortunate enough to conduct this event in association with the Cape Higher Education Consortium, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the City of Cape Town.
Although we had a shaky and cold start to the day, it warmed up to be very busy and energizing. Having conducting the BHP for a number of years now, this event at the Netreg Community Centre in Bonteheuwel has been the most fun and rewarding to date. We were able to assist 50 participants from the surrounding areas including the Lily Haven Old Age Place across from the centre. Though we had a few surprises, overall the day was a success and was filled with joy and laughter with the different people we had met. It made us even more grateful that we were able to touch many lives by just listening or helping them know about their health status even though we knew the risks of conducting an event in a very high crime area. As always we are grateful to our volunteers whom went over and above by spending longer hours with us and assisting us as much as they could. A special thank you to our sponsors especially Fit Health Care for their continuous and consistent support!
This project will continue through guidance and weekly meetings so that participants can get the support they need to keep fit and healthy. These will take place from the 18th of July at the Netreg Community Centre until the next BHP assessment at the end of November to assess whether participants have improved their physical health profiles.
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