In a bid to encourage young people to make informed decisions about their health, a new mobi-site known as B-Wise was launched in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria on Thursday (20 August 2015).
B-Wise is a mobile health initiative that provides young South Africans with the information, tools and support they need to live healthier lives.
Launching the mobi-site, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi called on all young people to make use of the platform. “We needed to have a site where we are able to communicate with adolescents,” he said.
Minister Motsoaledi said his department was determined to communicate with young people. “We want to ensure that our adolescents and the youth make informed decisions to develop their bodies and minds,” the Minister said.
The youth can access the site by visiting https://b-wise.mobi and they can read factual information, view real stories from other young people and participate in polls.
Youngsters can also access information on various topics such as sexual and reproductive health, mental health and substance abuse, healthy lifestyles and other social issues.
REST IN PEACE OUR DEAR SON, BROTHER, FATHER, COLLEAGUE AND GOOD FRIEND
I HAVE NOT GONE
You think I’ve gone, that I am dead, and life has lost its will,
But look around, I am right there, living with you still
I watch your tears, I feel your pain – I see the things you do
I weep as well, each time you cry, my soul, it lives with you
It gives such joy to hear you laugh, and do the things you do
And when you smile o’er by gone days, I smile right with you too
For we’re still one, just you and me, one mind, one soul, one being
Walking forward into life, though only you are seen
And in the stillness of the night, when the pain it really starts
Stretch out a little with your mind and draw me to your heart
For I am always right in there, always by your side
For you have been, all my life’s days, my joy, my love my pride.