I am Vuyiseka Dubula, born from the dusty town of Dutywa, Eastern Cape. I am humbled by this opportunity to address the Class of 2021 and share my message.
When I received this invitation I asked myself who I am to be delivering this message to. And I wanted to share my experience as well as to share with you my message for this graduation.
My research focused on documenting ways in which Aids activists in Khayelitsha and Lusikisiki shifted their advocacy strategies and tactics following the roll-out of antiretrovirals (ARVs) in the public healthcare sector (between 2004 and 2014), which led to Aids treatment access breakthroughs...
• Gardening Skills Workshops
On the 20th of February, we held a virtual gardening skills workshop to discuss our motivations, things we wanted to learn about gardening.
• Sewing Classes for Women
Beginner’s sewing classes began in this February of 2021. AEDC is supporting ten women in learning sewing techniques and how to use a sewing machine.
• COVID-19 Vaccine Workshops
Workshops were held in February to spread awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine and how it works. On February 6th, 2021, sister Mpumi organized a virtual workshop for AEDC and MCSJ leaders to discuss...
• Why we support the vaginal ring introduction?
I am a young woman, residing in the Western Cape and I support the movement calling for women and girls to have various HIV prevention choices.
• AEDC Board Meeting
An AEDC board meeting was held on November 28th! It had to be outdoors with mask protocol due to COVID, but it was nice because we had a long year without the ability to meet face to face.
• Research Workshop at Africa Centre
Africa Centre hosted a participatory research workshop from November 20-24 at the Le Pommier Wine Estate with its Cape Town-based community partners...