Four schools will be taking part in the 2016 project.
- Florida High School, Ravensmead
- Ravensmead High School, Ravensmead
- Esangweni Secondary School, Khayelitsha
- COSAT Technical School, Khayelitsha
We will work on rotation, alternating the weeks between the schools. The logistics are such that no child will be out of school for longer than 3 hrs. at a time. In 2016 we also aim to set up scanning sessions within some of the schools, and send some volunteers out with the district nurse into the Townships surrounding cape town.
Week 1: 9th May – 13th May
Week 2: 25th July – 29th July
Week 3: 1st August – 5th August
Week 4: 17th October – 21st October
Week 5: 24th October – 28th October
The schedule for each week will differ slightly but in summary the first group of students will be collected from school just after 08:00 and the last group will be returned to school no later than 14:30 each day.
Groups of up to 24 students will be collected from the schools at a time. They will be transported to Tygerberg Hospital in 2 shuttle buses each with an accompanying adult from the school.
Once at Tygerberg half the students will be taken for a screen & scan session while the other half will be taken for an educational activity – talk & tour. Their supervising adult will accompany each group and the changeover will be coordinated so that no time is lost at the screen and scan stations.
Screen & scan sessions will start no later than 09:00 and the last session will end at by 14:00 giving a minimum of 50 minutes per session.
Each screen & scan session will include
- a brief auscultation to be done by a doctor
- a screening study with the handheld device
- a minimum standard echo