PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the health education needs of educators at health promoting schools in Makapanstad in North West Province.
METHODOLOGY: Qualitative, exploratory and descriptive paradigm was conducted. The
population consisted of educators, at Makapanstad schools, who were directly involved
with learners. The participants were purposively selected. Focus group interviews
were conducted to collect relevant data from the participants. Tesch data
analysis process was used to reach the findings of the research.
FINDINGS: The following categories were identified and theoretically confirmed: The
need for the support by the University for the training of educators; The need for the
University’s acknowledgement of educators’ responsibilities; The need for basic
knowledge of health promotion; Common health needs of learners; and indirect health
RECOMMENDATION: It was recommended that a health education package be developed
to assist in empowering learners in Makapanstad schools.