CHANGE AGENTS PEER EDUCATORS MAKING WAVES IN GERMANY
11/22/18 3:46 PM
The Change Agents peer educators had a great time in Germany. The team arrived back on Saturday evening, 17 November 2018. They participated in various activities and events including the Kindernorthilfe Media Award that was graced by the presence of the German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The peer educators were live on Vuma FM on Monday night, 19 November 2018, where they shared their tour experience and opinions concerning safe and secure cities for children.
YFC/KZN CHANGE AGENTS PEER EDUCATORS TOUR TO GERMANY
11/15/18 12:21 PM
YFC/KZN Project Coordinator, Sane Shandu and Change Agents peer educators were off to Germany on Friday, 02 November 2018. The dynamic team that was nominated to represent South Africa by participating in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 conference that is taking place in Germany consisted of learners from various Durban high schools, edutainment facilitator and Change Agents Coordinator.
YOUTH FOR CHRIST (YFC/KZN) CHANGE AGENTS AND VIBE FM HOST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE DIALOGUE
11/1/18 12:04 PM
Youth For Christ (YFC/KZN) Change Agents in partnership with Vibe FM hosted the Gender Based Violence Dialogue on Thursday, 25 October 2018 at K Cap Hall in KwaMashu.
The aim of the dialogue was to create a platform that will enable young people to speak up and raise concerns, thoughts and opinions regarding abuse. A panel that included the SAPS representatives, abuse victims and various speakers shared their life experiences and gave the audience an opportunity to ask questions.
Nothando Ndlovu, who is a Media Personality and Public Speaker shared how she was abused by her ex-husband a couple of years ago. Ndlovu said abuse is constant and never comes to an end. She advised abuse victims to speak out and break the silence. “We need to break the cycle of abuse in our society and home. We must be sensitive to abuse and say no to abusive and toxic relationships. Our bodies are not punching bags and we refuse to be abuse victims”, said Ndlovu.
Sane Shandu, Change Agents Coordinator said she is happy to see the orgainsation impacting young people positively.” It is our objective to promote positive behavioral change in the lives of young people through our customized programs. Our orgainsation continue to raise awareness and address social issues such as abuse, HIV\AIDS infection, teenage pregnancy, rape and domestic violence”, said Shandu.
Change Agents – Peer Educator Training
08/6/18 10:00 AM
The Change Agents Project ran a winter holiday camp for the Peer Leaders who are a very important aspect of our work.
We all have stories to tell and what these young people shared gave the Team a good idea of the challenges the Peer Leaders are dealing with and what needs to be looked at.
They all shared their stories of how life would have been different with caring parents. One of the peers wrote the following poem.
What kind of a mother are you
You chose a man over your daughter
You left me a house so that I can stay alone, where is the warmth in that house
Who do I share my happiness and frustrations with?
How do you even sleep at night knowing very well that you left a girl child alone?
I feel like an orphan yet you are alive
I had to change schools 6 times just because in every school I get bullied
Who should I tell, who will fight for me?
In grade 9 I almost went to jail because I stabbed a girl, who was a close friend
I shared my misery with her but then when we had an argument she called me an orphan
You’re very happy taking care of your stepchildren but you abandoned me.
I almost got rapped when someone was trying to get into the house at night while I was alone
And all you said was why I didn’t lock the door….
What kind of mother are you
It would’ve been better to know that you died.
Change Agents – Youth Day
07/12/18 12:15 PM
On June 16 the Change Agents Project had an event in the Ntuzuma Township Taxi Rank. Different young artists were showcasing their talents and different Speakers were encouraging the youth about why we should always celebrate June 16 and never forget about it.
Change Agents – Vibe FM
07/12/18 9:29 AM
The Peer leaders from Mvaba Secondary School, Ndumehlezi High School, Mbheki Secondary and Mqhawe High school were debating live on air at 94,7 Vibe FM on different topics.
The Radio debates took place every Thursday from the 7th June for one hour.
It was great to hear our Peer Leaders debating and they were excited that their opinions were heard over the radio and to see that there are many people that care about their
Change Agents – Peer Education
06/5/18 11:57 AM
Last week the Change Agents Project successfully launched their Peer Education Program. Peers and Teachers from 4 High Schools attended the Event.
The following topics were highlighted:
a) Who qualifies to be a peer educator.
b) Roles and duties of a peer educator.
c) Future plans for peer educators per school.
Peer educators seemed eager to be the ones advocating for their peers, they had already identified issues that need to be attended to in their schools and have a plan on how to deal with it.
It was motivating to hear how one Peer encouraged others and gave them the assurance that they have power to do so much more than they think.
Among other issues these were some that the peers identified:
• A Wish to have 100% Pass rate and holding campaigns to encourage learners to form study groups in order to pass all subjects
• A decrease in Teenage Pregnancy
• No Sexual harassment
• Eliminate Substance Abuse
• Wish to collect clothes and food parcels then identify needy families
The Peer Education Program has the potential to change mindsets
and encourage young people to work together.
Sex and Abstinence Lifeskills
09/11/15 3:05 PM
Change Agents organised a workshop with Grade 7 learners at Maphephetheni. On the first day of the programme they had 41 learners and they were very excited to be part of the programme. The team did a drama called “Sex and Abstinence” and the learners shared what they had seen and learned.
Youth taking part in small businesses
09/11/15 12:55 PM
Ikhethelo Youth Development is bringing about change to the youth by doing different activities with them such as baking and gardening.
Abused and how to get help
09/11/15 12:52 PM
Together with 7 peer leaders at Bongumusa Primary School, Change Agents conducted a session with the Grade 4’s. The session was about how to get help if you have been abused or discriminated against because of your HIV status. The learners were happy to attend this lesson as leaders introduced the topic by an ice breaker which made it easier for the learners to open up to one another.