Lend Us Your Ears
For the past three years, we have worked alongside the City of Johannesburg’s Health Promotors, JMPD, SAPS and various stakeholders by facilitating various talks on drugs and substance abuse all around Region E. We organise these talks at both a primary and secondary school level.
The success of the school talks in Region E has resulted in Vuka Skhokho being invited to address your colleges like Signa College in Region B. All these activities falls under our awareness work. In our experience we find this type of awareness campaign very significant as the public are the view point that take everyone “knows drugs are bad”.
Vuka Skhokho has in fact found that there is a lot of ignorance and wrong information being paneled to the children regarding drugs, which results in them being misinformed and drugs and substance abuse remains an ever escalating problem.
We present a new face to such talks because our speakers are “experts” in the field and know first-hand just how bad drugs are and why.
Vuka Skhokho has been trained by Lesiba Komelane, trainer in Educational Performance Skills and Motivational Speaker. Lesiba specialised in theatre at WITS and has made it his mission to teach groups like ourselves and impart on us just how powerful a tool theatre is as a medium and how it can and should be used in education.
Tracey Pinder, Councellor (Life Skills Coach ADHD Coach and NLP Coach) facilitated various sessions with Vuka Skhokho. Self-awareness and the effects of drug and substance abuse were key themes in these sessions and we are currently trying to raise funds to do more intense courses with Tracey and get qualified as Life Coaches.