In collaboration with SANRAL SOC, Penny farthing engineering has appointed Wellness champions on our construction sites. With the mandate to not only reach out to employees, but also to their families and the communities surrounding our areas of operation. These wellness champs perform the function of creating awareness, as well as informing the communities of medical conditions relevant to their environment. Rather than just follow the traditional route of focusing on HIV/ AIDS. Our wellness champs follow the World Health Calendar, and therefore a wider range of topics are covered e.g. Dental issues, Male Medical Circumcision, Tuberculosis as well as HIV/AIDS etc.
Other than training and awareness. Our wellness champs also assist employees by arranging voluntary HIV testing and the associated pre-counselling, facilitating counselling and admission to rehab facilities for employees who require it, as well as getting involved in community outreach projects.