Wednesday, March 15, 2017

GENDER EQUALITY

WEDNESDAY- GENDER EQUALITY

Today we spoke to Bernedette Muthien elaborating on there past International Women's day event they had the 10 March 2017, at Oude Molen Eco Village, where issues where raised and a platform created to empower woman. The theme were "Be Bold For Change". Bernedette spoke to us more on the constitution as it is our fundamental right to know our rights.  

For more information contact:

Email: info@engender.org.za
Twitter:@BerneMuthien

By: Jasnine Roberts




Monday, March 13, 2017

Faseega Coetzee and John Lawrence from Genes To Success spreading awareness around World Down Syndrome Day.

Genes to success was started when Shaziah was only a few months old, when her parents were trying to figure out how to handle a baby with Down syndrome. Genes to success support, care and service to children and adults from all backgrounds that is down syndrome and Intellectual disabled. To empower parents, family and guardians who has children with Down syndrome and other Intellectual disabilities with skills and Information. Promoting the fact that people with Down syndrome and other Intellectual disabilities, have the right to live with Independence, dignity and security as valued citizens in society.

Genes to success will be hosting there 4th World Down Syndrome Awareness event on the 18 March 2017, at Bonteheuwel Community Centre. The event will start at 10:00am to 14:00pm.

The Theme will be WEAR ODD SOCKS.
We can get people talking about Down syndrome awareness if we all wear socks. . . BUT NOT JUST ANY SOCKS . . . Wear “mismatched” socks, or other brightly colored socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock . . . Maybe even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes. AND WHY STOP AT SOCKS? Wear your favorite Down syndrome awareness shirt. Join us in wearing something which people will ask you about so that you can tell them about WORLD
DOWN SYNDROME DAY – DON’T BE LATE

For more information contact:

Tel: Faseega 073 779 3357
        Shafiek 074 075 2401


By : Jasnine Roberts

MONDAY-HEALTH

We spoke to Ananda Nel director of Ikamva Labantu, which is a non governmental organisation that focuses more on developing work in the town ships. They spoke to us about the Nursing Surgery that was launched on the 8 March 2017 at Enkululekweni Wellness Centre in Khayelitsha.

Ananda states: “The Nursing Surgery is an old container that’s been reformed into what looks like a five star private hospital inside”.  She continues “what it means is that it provides quality health care at an affordable price to anyone that needs access to health care and the community has embrace this initiative”.

The Surgery runs from Monday-Friday and is a walk in sector that provides any service you would seek from your local GP.  The service ranges from as little as R20.00 – R200.00 max.

The Nursing Surgery is located at in H Section in Khayelitsha.

For more information contact:

Website: www.Ikamva.org.za
Tel : 021 461 8338


By: Jasnine Roberts

Friday, March 03, 2017

ARTS AND CULTURE

Today we spoke to Delta The Leo an Hip Hop artist, Choreography and a two time hip hop role dance champion talking about her newest single Let It Be.

Dalta is mostly know for being in the dance scene and dancing and music goes together which is where she found her love for music. As growing up she was encourage to pursue rapping and just trying to fit in, but she’s always loved singing.

Delta explains: “at first in was just trying to fit in while growing up, hence music was always the fundamental. I’ve always loved singing growing up and just making noise, hence it was nothing foreign for me, it was just understanding what to do, when I’m on the micro phone, when I’m in the studio, because it is different when you speak and when you have to sing, it has to make sense you can’t just talk about the trees and the moon.”

Delta continues “I like more of what the West Africans are doing, because if you listen to the internationally sound it sounds more African as they trying to be more like us, hence it is very important for us to keep our sound very different and authentic.”

Let it be is a sounds that do not exclude anyone, where everyone can connect and enjoy and listen to music and feel good. When you listen to music you let it is and not feel forced to sing along or dance it is a personal choice, but let the feeling take over.

For more information contact:

Instagram: @delta_the_leo

Twitter: @DeltaTheLeo


By: Jasnine Roberts

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Today on Sakhisizwe we had an interview with the chair person of Free Gender organisation Velisa Jara, she was telling us about the phenomenal work that Free Gender do in protecting the Right of Lesbians in the town ships of cape flats, as you are sensible that lesbians and gays in our communities are called by names and brutally killed because of who they are, so Free Gender is there to fight such experiences and protect their Rights.

For More Info:
contact Funeka: 076 321 0276
Velisa Jara: 0783466557.

By Donald

We spoke to Dani Janks from Atlantic Hope a non profit organisation which is an emergency safety placement site for abandoned and vulnerable babies who do not have a healthy home to live in. They are founded on the principle that every child should have the possible start in life.

They also care for babies that are awaiting adoption. The organisation got started 6 and half years ago in a three room apartment. Once the babies are placed in the care of Atlantic Hope they get to be provided and cared for up until a year, times the baby’s gets to stay for longer.

For more information contact:

Website: www.atlantichope.co.za

Tel: 021 434 8514

By: Jasnine Roberts

We spoke to Josephine Joseph from The Cape Flats Development Association (CAFDA), which is a non profit organisation that promote a range of social welfare and development programs and services that promote stable family and community life.

CAFDA was established in 1944 which makes them 72 years old. CAFDA started off as a distress organisation over the years they’ve moved from being a distress organisation to a development association. CAFDA is involved with various projects where the youth can get involve with. CAFDA also provide programmes to fight the battle of unemployment. CAFDA is for anyone school leavers everyone.

For more information:


Tel: 021 706 2050 

By: Jasnine Roberts