Religion, Music therapy and NHI on Day 4 of the Anti-Discrimination and Social Justice Week

Posted on October 03, 2019

Day 4 of the Anti-Discrimination and Social Justice Week at the Faculty of Health Sciences focussed on religion, spirituality and language. Music Therapist and part-time lecturer at the University Of Pretoria Karen De Kock hosted a vocalisation drum circle session. Participants focused on the relationship between emotion and sound while tapping into their younger selves through laughter and shouting. The session was invigorating and left students better equipped to handle stressful situations.

This was followed by a discussion focussing on Religious Inclusivity on Campus. Representatives from Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Hindu communities came and shared with the group important aspects of their faiths, common misconceptions about their beliefs and most importantly how Prinshof Campus could be more accommodating towards them.

Professor Eric Buch hosted an Information Session on the Role the NHI has to play in Transformation. His talk touched on policy implementation after apartheid, what went well and what could be improved and the role of transformation. He gave students food for thought regarding how health systems are still based on inequity and that something has to change.

- Author Mmane Boikanyo
Published by Mmane Boikanyo

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