Cancer awareness month for youth

October is Cancer Awareness Month and The Zone asked Academia Secondary School learners how important cancer awareness is for young people. This is what they had to say:

22 October 2019 | Opinion

Agnes Munyakazi

It is important because it provides young people with the necessary information they need to know about cancer. Cancer awareness can also teach children how to properly take care of themselves, and how to recognise the symptoms of cancer.



Joschlynn Jantjies

I do think that it is very important because, so the younger generations can be aware of cancer and the elements that are involved. Young people don't always realise how big of a deal cancer is and how much of an impact it has on many lives.



Hertha Paulus

I think that cancer awareness should be implemented in schools. There might be someone out there suffering with cancer and they might feel like there is no one to assist. They have to know that they are not alone and that they have people around them.



Chilombo Simataa

Cancer awareness is important in schools because we can share more information with our families and also know the symptoms, in order to know when to get medical attention, if needed.



Alexander Josob

Yes, I think more people should know about it, so that some students and learners can help others that might be struggling with cancer. More people should be involved.



Bradley Tjiseseta

To create awareness among the community, a lot of children should know about and understand cancer. This is important so people are educated about the effects and problems that come with it, and how to treat those who have the disease.



Caylen Sam

I believe that cancer awareness is very important, because it is vital for people to know what they are dealing with and the different types of cancer there is. It is also important to know that cancer is not a transmitted disease.



Zivia Biaya

I think it is so important, because there might be some learners at school with cancer and informing us about it will help people appreciate others more. It will help young people to know how to support people with cancer.



Jeomba Kaakuoga

Young adults and school leaners, especially, need to know about cancer and know the steps to take to protect themselves against it at all costs. Informing them can only be a good thing.



Judith Kapofi

Cancer is very dangerous and people should be educated about it, especially high school students. We have to constantly raise awareness about cancer. This will show people with cancer that there is support for them all around.



Noah Lamperth

Young people don't know much about the pain and suffering that cancer patients go through on a day-to-day basis, and how much they and their family have to go through. The solution is for young people know more and more about cancer.



Kay-Lynne Weitz

More and more young people and people in general have to know about the heartache and pain that cancer patients have to go through, while battling this disease. The awareness will help them see how they can make a change or at least make life a little easier.

Similar News

 

Land question remains unanswered

9 hours ago | Opinion

We have said before that land reform in Namibia, which is currently a hot topic, should not be politicised. There is a general agreement that...

Goals you want to achieve for 2020

9 hours ago | Opinion

Rachel MutotaI want to put all my effort into the new grade I am in, so that I do not have a lack of knowledge...

Adapt or die

1 day - 27 January 2020 | Opinion

There is a sense of frustration and anger in our nation that keeps growing. The realities faced by many youth, especially those who are unemployed,...

The struggle kids conundrum

4 days ago - 24 January 2020 | Opinion

The issue of struggle kids being prioritised for cleaner and labourer jobs has again reared its ugly head in the form of ongoing protests at...

Rich man, poor man

5 days ago - 23 January 2020 | Opinion

For African citizens, the debates and discussions by the elite in Davos seem like a world away.The World Economic Forum (WEF) hosts an annual meeting...

Swapo must outlive its members

6 days ago - 22 January 2020 | Opinion

Swapo is in the midst of probably its toughest spell of post-independence existence. The mushrooming of the independent candidates phenomenon, almost all of whom are...

Political parties must account for public money

1 week ago - 21 January 2020 | Opinion

Namibian political parties continue to rake in millions of dollars from the National Assembly due to their representation in that house. In fact, those...

Marked on the calendar

1 week ago - 21 January 2020 | Opinion

Demarscho MoutonI am looking forward to the inter-high because our school spirit is higher than usual and it is a great opportunity for learners to...

Let’s be consistent on flag use

1 week ago - 20 January 2020 | Opinion

The police have been directed by cabinet to see to it that the national flag is used for what is outlined in law.Cabinet secretary George...

Supreme Court must seal EVM debate

1 week ago - 17 January 2020 | Opinion

Today the Supreme Court hears arguments about the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Namibian elections, particularly those held on November 27 last year....

Latest News

No evidence of ritual killing

9 hours ago | Crime

The police are contemplating DNA tests, if the police kitty allows, to identify the young Zimbabwean girl whose charred remains were found in a garbage...

Lightning kills 11 cattle in...

9 hours ago | Accidents

A farmer at Epingiro village in the Kavango West Region's Ncamagoro Constituency suffered a loss when lightning killed 11 of his cattle on Sunday evening....

A day in the life...

9 hours ago | People

Michelline Nawatises Samuel Mayele Nghipandulwa is 23 years old and hails from Ruacana, Oshifo. He started grade one and two at Oshoopala Combined School and...

Land question remains unanswered

9 hours ago | Opinion

We have said before that land reform in Namibia, which is currently a hot topic, should not be politicised. There is a general agreement that...

The importance of a pat...

9 hours ago | Columns

Ester KamatiWe often overlook how important it is for a person to be thanked or praised after they’ve put their energy into something which eventually...

Goals you want to achieve...

9 hours ago | Opinion

Rachel MutotaI want to put all my effort into the new grade I am in, so that I do not have a lack of knowledge...

Judges throw out shocking spliff...

9 hours ago | Justice

A N$4 000 fine or two-year prison sentence for possession of a single two-gram dagga joint worth N$20 was tossed out by two High Court...

Your future in dance awaits

9 hours ago | Youth

Ester Kamati The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation Trust has the main mandate to create social awareness through the arts and has been doing so for the...

The youth speak up

9 hours ago | Education

Elizabeth JosephYoung people all over Windhoek came together this weekend to discuss ways in which the health ministry and the government can make hospital facilities...

Load More