UKZN Inspiring Greatness through Sport
UKZN Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences students hosted a Health and Wellness Day programme for the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Transport Authority (ETA) employees as part of the students’ community engagement project.
The event, planned and implemented by the fourth-year Leisure Sciences students, took place at the Hoy Park Sport Grounds in Durban.
‘The purpose of the event was to improve health and the wellness of the employees and to encourage an active lifestyle habit,’ said Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences lecturer Mr Patrick Zimu.
About 120 eThekwini Transport Authority Staff members participated in recreational activities such as aerobics, indigenous games, cricket, netball and football.
The students were also involved in a Senior Citizens’ event hosted by the eThekwini Municipality held in collaboration with the Department. That event took place at Nagina Sports Grounds outside Durban.
‘The purpose of the event was to encourage active aging and to foster social cohesion amongst the elderly,’ said honours student Mr Thabiso Msomi.
The students planned and facilitated health and wellness activities for the elderly. Approximately 400 senior citizens from the north and west regions of the eThekwini Metropolitan municipality attended.