Cancer Smart School Programme

The goal of Love Your Nuts is to raise awareness of (testicular) cancer by educating communities about the “rarely spoken about” cancer that often remains undetected in young adults due to our diverse society in South Africa, where cultural taboos, stigmas and a lack of knowledge about the subject is plentiful.
The school programme will be done in conjunction to the “Keep the nut rolling”-project and will be rolled out in 3 phases: High schools, Primary schools and Pre-primary schools.

If you/your company would like to get involved and support health issues in South Africa AND help us educating the young generations about cancer, feel free to contact us.

Survivor videos & content of the programme

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The content of the cancer book/ app for students consists of the following: cancer information, cancer treatment, and how to support those living with cancer.
For the teachers it includes a manual on how to generate classroom discussions about cancer information, cancer treatment, and how to support those living with cancer. This  material will help students to cope with and learn about cancer, as well as get involved in the fight against cancer in your community.

The programme in a nutshell
The programme is for Grade 3 to 12.
A chapter on general information on cancer for teachers to have enough background to teach these lessons.
4 prepared lessons for primary, middle and high school each.
Lesson’s difficulty level varies. Teachers can choose which suits best for their class group.
The major goals throughout the programme are:
What can I do/or where can I find help if I’m diagnosed with cancer?
How can I support a family member or friends that are diagnosed with cancer?
What can I do in my community to educate and raise awareness?
Content of the programme delivered to schools:
Information on cancer – nationally and internationally.
3 Videos: young South African cancer survivors sharing their cancer journey.
A teacher’s manual for each lesson.
Prepared worksheets for the learners.
USB Stick with the videos and worksheets in printable form (for school with limited or no internet access)
“Love your Nuts” book for the school library
Additional educational material: Poster, Flyers, Brochures, models, charity infos, …

The successful LIVESTRONG school programm from the USA has been adapted for use in the South African school environment – from the streets of its metropolitan cities to the rural villages.
We thank the LIVESTRONG Foundation for their support and permission to adjust the programm.