In what is the first of many still to come, the University of Botswana successfully held its first Employee Wellness Day on September 16, 2022 at UB Stadium.
The event was a joint exercise between the University of Botswana Human Resource Department, Public Affairs Department and Mercantile Insurance Brokers.
Employee Wellness Day, which is planned to take place annually, allowed employees an opportunity to take a break from their daily tasks to get tips on how to improve their health both physically and mentally.
The initiative is part of series of events building up towards the UB 40th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for October 20, 2022. The objective was to inspire, educate and provide an opportunity for employees to interact with healthcare professionals and other peers for advice and tips on living healthy lifestyles.
The day was filled with various health promoting events and opportunities including sport and other interactive activities. These included five aside football, volleyball, relay games (three-legged race, egg and spoon race, tug of war) Aerobics, Zumba, netball, board games (mhele, morabaraba and chess).
Other activities included health exhibition and testing for various health conditions such as blood pressure, diabetes, weight, and height.