Lithe’tha | eastern cape | 2013
The Keiskamma Trust- is a community organisation, centred in Hamburg, a rural area in the Eastern Cape, which works to foster hope and offer support for the most vulnerable. The Trust strives to address the challenges of widespread poverty and disease through holistic and creative programmes and partnerships.
Project Lithe’tha comprised of a performance tour and Sinovuyo Teens workshops to increase understanding within households of parent-child interaction and abuse in the context of HIV and AIDS and gender. As well as improve community dialogue around the intersection of HIV and AIDS and gender inequality.
FEEDBACK FROM BENEFICIARIES & PARTNER
“I have never laughed and cried at the same time before because of fulfilled heart. Thank you for coming. What makes me even more grateful is that you told a story from my childhood and I thought those were long forgotten ways. That is how we learned our values, through stories. The message you brought is needed here. We are dying. Thank you once again.”
– Elder from Tuwa B
“A well planned and well passed message out HIV, AIDS and STI in a critical but humorous way.” – L D Williams from Mzuxolile S. S. School
“The show brought forward issues that are dealt with in L(ife) O(rientation) in an interesting way.” – Teacher from Amazizi High school
“The show was very educational but also amusing and entertaining. We as learners/ youth we ignore the reality of HIV and AIDS. So we are grateful that you came.” – Sobantu S. S. School learner
“This activity was well presented and is educational to learners, teachers and adults. It was a humorous activity that everybody to laugh and life orientation teachers we found that it would be easy to teach about HIV/AIDS in an interesting way that would make learners feel at ease.”
– B.M Ndlebe- Matomela S.S. School
“Thank you very much for bringing this kind of information to help us to understand these issues which burdens us in our communities.”
– Educator, V. Saba Highschool