Towers of Hope: Students make a difference in the city of Bloemfontein

It is not any man or woman who can repeat what a group of third-year medical students did as part of their community health module. The group of eight students in collaboration with Rev De la Harpe le Roux has been working at Towers of Hope since February this year to improve the health profile of the Bloemfontein centre.

As part of their study, third-year medical students are required to do community service. Their attention was drawn to Towers of Hope, because their performance, size and influence was of the best from any other charity. Without Towers of Hope the Bloemfontein centre word have disintegrated, says Jaco Breytenbach, one of the students. Towers of Hope has already provided the community's basic needs; all that was still needed, was medical support.

The eight students saw the need and established a community care centre which can be used in future by medical students in their third year.

Their goal was to identify health risks and to apply the skills they were taught in their three years of study. Some people just need someone who will listen. "Listening is also medical assistance," says Breytenbach.

The group of students involved in the project, was Breytenbach Jaco, Carina Weitz, Christiaan Nel, Reinhardt Strydom, Elri Wasserman, Margaurite Adriaanse, Tanya Bernard de Jager and Bernard Bosman.

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