Third-year medical students presented a Valentine's Day at Lebone Village

Medical students in their third year organised a Valentine's Day for the children at Lebone Village in Bloemfontein as part of their community service learning project. The serenade group of third-year drama students at the University of the Free State, Veritas residence was part of the programme.

Lebone Village is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to bring hope and support to children, their families and all those affected by poverty. Lebone houses about 40 children orphaned due to HIV / AIDS or whose parents cannot care for them. They get food, accommodation, schooling, medical care and love.

Description: Service Learning Keywords: MEX354, medical students, community health, service learning, Lebone Village
Each child at Lebone Village received a cup cake from the students

From the moment the students arrived, it was just hugs, love and smiles. Despite their circumstances, each of the children has a very positive outlook on life and show as much appreciation for every bit of love and kindness bestowed on them.

The programme began with the children of Lebone and everyone got a chance to show their dance moves for the audience. Next up was the Veritas Group of men followed by the drama students with their red noses, funny clothes and lots of energy. The clowns entertained the children with all sorts of tricks. One of the drama students recited a poem to them in Sesotho.

The medical students involved in this outreach programme were: Leone Gouws, Estelle Cloete, Lieschen Branders, Sarien Pretorius, Chrismari Prinsloo, Carina Labuschagne en Roelien Strauss.

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