2012 HIV Information Tour of Schools …

In February and March we joined the Metro South Education Department for their HIV/AIDS Information Tour for Schools. Over a period of two weeks, five of our Heroes – Jeff Bosaki, Busi Maqungo, Mpakie Kadeni, Thabo Rini and Thami Thembu – spoke to over 4000 young and adult learners.  They told their personal stories of living with HIV and answered hundreds of questions. Classroom sessions were followed by a quilting workshop during which the learners created collaborative panels around the subject of HIV/AIDS. These quilts are displayed each year in the classrooms we visit. We hope to conduct a second program in September!

The Learners listen carefully,  Busi Maqungo tells her story, Learners create a Quilt Panel

Thanks to Deon van de Westhuizen of Drum Magazine and Willem Breytenbach of Media24 for making The School Tour magazine possible