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.
Awareness through a Drama
09/11/15 12:47 PM
The edutainment team do a wonderful work teaching young people about pregnancy awareness using the medium of dance and drama. There was a 1 day programme in Pietermaritzburg