On the 28th May 2013, the Breede River Winelands Rotary Club hosted some special guests: the Africa Centre for HIV and AIDS Management at a special event at Platform 62 in Ashton.
The Africa Centre promotes HIV/Aids community interaction initiatives and have developed a fresh approach through their educational theatre productions.
Filled with humour and popular music these theatre models are proving to be powerful intervention vehicles. Research done on farms in the Boland have revealed that HIV/AIDS-related awareness and knowledge levels are alarmingly low.
The shows create a general awareness, increased knowledge about HIV/AIDS and importantly they promote HIV testing.
They also promote responsible and safer sexual and moral behaviour aimed at preventing infection and tackle discrimination and stigma issues as well.
The feedback after performances shows that audiences are better informed, more motivated to change behavioural patterns with regards safer sex, being faithful and treating people with compassion and respect.
These concerts have been enthusuastically received on farms, schools, churches and businesses alike.
If any Employer, Farmer, School, Church, etc. would like to invite the Africa Centre and their travelling concerts to come and present a concert for their staff / learners at their premises (there is NO charge involved), they can contact:
Burt Davis or Jane Abrahams
Tel: (021) 808 3006
In the PHOTO below:
Professor Jimmie Earl Perry (2nd from left) with his cast of actors in their very entertaining and educational "travelling plays"