Project Description

Intro EVENTS Champion men must stand up and say 'enough is enough'. JULY - DEC 2020
EVENTS: 24
ATTENDEES: 2 300+
COMMUNITY - Nhlakanipho

COMMUNITY EVENTS FINAL REPORT 2020.

As lockdown measures were eased the mentors gingerly started running small community events and activations to keep spreading the message and growing the impact, always careful to maintain Covid-19 protocols.

These events emerged organically from the mentors’ relationships within the community. Promising partnerships and collaborations have started developing from these interactions which are listed below. Over 2,300 people were impacted in some form by 24 community engagements which were held in a variety of venues from taxi ranks to municipal chambers. Where possible registers were taken with names and contact numbers.

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15TH TAXI RANK ALEXANDRA

DATE: 18 DECEMBER  |  PROVINCE: Gauteng |  MENTOR: Charles Mphephu  |  NUMBERS: 22 men and women reached over 300 people

Morning rush-hour Gender Based Violence Awareness by FAN and Community Safety at the taxi rank, handing out pamphlets / booklets and talking to taxi drivers on GBV. Holding up placards with messages on GBV.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH, ALEXANDRA FIRE STATION

DATE: 12 NOVEMBER  |  PROVINCE: Gauteng  |  MENTOR: Charles Mphephu  |  NUMBERS: 35 men

GBV / NOEXCUSE discussion.

GBV AWARENESS, AlexANDRA Mall Taxi Rank 

DATE: 2 OCTOBER  |  PROVINCE: Gauteng  |  MENTOR: Charles Mphephu  |  NUMBERS: 15 men, 5 women reached over 300 people

Morning rush-hour Gender Based Violence Awareness by FAN and Community Safety at the taxi rank, handing out pamphlets / booklets and talking to taxi drivers on GBV. Holding up placards with messages on GBV.

MANDELA DAY SUPPORT, SABC park POLOKWANE

DATE: 19 JULY  |  PROVINCE: Limpopo  |  MENTOR: Limpopo Mentors  |  NUMBERS: 50 men

FAN and the Limpopo local Municipality got together and identified some of the men that were homeless and stayed in the streets. Food parcels were handed out, they were also scheduled to meet weekly with mentors and taken through the #NoExcuse and “Six Pack of Champion Virtues” booklet.

BAND OF BROTHERS, Vlaakfontein Car Wash

DATE: 27 September  |  PROVINCE: Gauteng  |  MENTOR: Thembisa Tembe  |  NUMBERS: 32 men

GBV / NOEXCUSE discussion.

COURSE PLANNING, Polokwane Municipal Offices

DATE: 20 August  |  PROVINCE: Limpopo  |  MENTOR: Limpop Mentors  |  NUMBERS: 15 men

FAN held a discussion with other stakeholders to brainstorm how to take men through the NOEXCUSE course without violating the lockdown regulations.

GBV AWARENESS, Alex Pan African Taxi Rank

DATE: 25 September  |  PROVINCE: Gauteng  |  MENTOR: Charles Mphephu  |  NUMBERS: 19 men & 7 women reached over 600 people

Morning rush-hour Gender Based Violence Awareness by FAN and Community Safety at the taxi rank, handing out pamphlets / booklets and talking to taxi drivers on GBV. Holding up placards with messages on GBV.

OUTREACH WITH LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, Avon Bochum

DATE: 10 October  |  PROVINCE: Limpopo  |  MENTOR: Khomotso Komape  |  NUMBERS: 70 people

Outreach program by FAN and Blouberg Municipality addressing GBV and taking people through the #NoExcuse booklet.

MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME, Polokwane Municipality

DATE: 22 October  |  PROVINCE: Limpopo |  MENTOR:  Rathabeng Mamabolo  |  NUMBERS: 11 men

Taking men through the #NoExcuse booklet and 6 Pack of Champion Virtues and collaborating with Get Down production to make GBV awareness videos.

GBV DIALOGUE, Vlaakfontein information & community centre

DATE: 6 November  |  PROVINCE: Thembisa Tembe and Craig Wilkinson |  MENTOR: Thembisa Tembe and Craig Wilkinson  |  NUMBERS: 49 men

Dialog on GBV by Social Development, SAPS, Community Safety and a talk on the GBV and 6 Pack of Champion Virtues by Craig Wilkinson.

WALK AND DIALOGUE AGAINST GBV, JHB CBD / BRAAMFONTEIN

DATE: 18 November  |  PROVINCE: Gauteng |  MENTOR: Charles Mphephu  |  NUMBERS: 38 men and women

Walk and dialogue against GBV, started with a 2 km walk from Smith Street to the Constitutional Hill and ended at the council of chambers with a dialogue.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH, Blouberg Municipality chamber

DATE: 22 October  |  PROVINCE: Limpopo  |  MENTOR: Khomotso Komape  |  NUMBERS: 70 men and women

How to raise a boy child, many sector leaders of the Blouberg Municipality gathered at the chambers to discuss ways to raise a boy child.

MEN’S GATHERING, Alexandra Fire Station

DATE: 12 November 2020  PROVINCE: Gauteng
MENTOR: Charles Mphephu  |  NUMBERS: 35 men

A gathering of men where they are encouraged to share their life stories.

TALK ON GBV, Alexandra 18th street

DATE: 14 November 2020  PROVINCE: Gauteng
MENTOR: Charles Mphephu  |  NUMBERS: 120 players and 100 spectators

FAN was asked to come give a talk during a six-a-side soccer tournament.

MEN’S PARLIAMENT DIALOGUE, Polokwane Municipal Chambers

DATE: 5 November 2020  PROVINCE: Limpopo
MENTOR: Limpopo Mentors & Craig Wilkinson  |  NUMBERS: 50 men and women

FAN was asked to come give a talk during a six-a-side soccer tournament.

DIALOGUE & BANDS OF BROTHERS PROGRAMME, VLAAKFONTEIN

DATE: 10 December 2020  PROVINCE: Gauteng
MENTOR: Thembisa Tembe |  NUMBERS: 50 men and women

Dialogue with men and women from Vlaakfontein.

CHAMPION MEN DIALOGUE, Vlaakfontein

DATE:  22 November 2020  PROVINCE: Gauteng
MENTOR: Tembisa Tembe  |  NUMBERS: 10 men

Taking a group of men through the #NoExcuse and Six Pack Booklets.

GBV AWARENESS Bizaz Car wash, Dobsonville

DATE: 6 December 2020  PROVINCE: Gauteng
MENTOR: Zizipho Mtwesi & Sydney Madibo |  NUMBERS: 60 men and women

Planned as an online course session but due to not enough participants having smart phones we decided to turn it into a GBV awareness day where we gave a talk on GBV and the 6 Pack of Champion virtues.

GBV Dialogue, Orange Farm

DATE: 5 December 2020  PROVINCE: Gauteng
MENTOR: Thembisa Tembe |  NUMBERS: 85 men and women

Social Development, Health Department and the MMC from health department held a dialogue on GBV and health and safety issues.

GBV & CRIME Dialogue, Lebowakgom

DATE: 17 December 2020  PROVINCE: Limpopo  MENTOR: Rathabeng Mamabolo & Trust Chinyama |  NUMBERS: 37 men and women

Dialogue on GBV and crime, testing of HIV & Aids. Giving away of condoms.

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM WITH SAPS, Capricorn District Municipality

DATE: 1 December 2020  PROVINCE: Limpopo
MENTOR: Khomotso Komape |  NUMBERS: 90 men and women

FAN with the Capricorn District Municipality, SAPS and other stakeholders held a 16-days of activism dialogue.

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM with SAPS, Polokwane

DATE: 9 December 2020  PROVINCE: Limpopo  MENTOR: Rathabeng Mamabolo & Trust Chinyama |  NUMBERS: 18 men

FAN in partnership with the SAPS held a GBV awareness campaign in support of the 16 days of activism against women and child abuse.

“I am a victor not a victim” CAMPAIGN, Bochum

DATE: 15 December 2020  PROVINCE: Limpopo  MENTOR: Khomotso Komape |  NUMBERS: 50 men & women

This was an “I am not victim but a victor” campaign that was aimed at giving hope to victims of GBV. FAN, Dept of health, Social Development, Correctional Services, Blouberg Municipality were there to show their support.

GBV DIALOGUE, Seshego Primary School

DATE: 15 December 2020  PROVINCE: Limpopo  MENTOR: Khomotso Komape |  NUMBERS: 50 men & women

GBV Dialog with the community of Seshego on how to empower young men with your voice.

I will teach my son to respect women and not see them as just some piece of meat.

– Participant

I will teach my son to respect women and not see them as just some piece of meat.

– Participant

What I learnt:

We need to call each other out and build each other while still young, because it’s harder to change a man that already has a house and tell him to grow up and change.

Linda Mkhwanazi

A lot of hearts would be changed and we would get rid of a lot of bad if we started sharing more.

Participant

Just because I was abused as a child doesn’t mean I will do the same. I will be a better person.

Jabu

There is life after rape and abuse.

Participant

We need to change our mentality, growing up abused must not cause me to abuse.

Andile Gwamanda

What will you change?

I think now I know what it is to be a man because I have received some mentorship, I will let go of all the false sayings of what it means to be a man.

Thato Kwena

When you have a problem with your wife, sit down and talk to her. Don’t resort to violence.

Khudu Mogopo

Always share what is bothering you with people around you, that way we can avoid things like suicide too.

Karabo Madikoto

I have learnt a lot of self-control and that everything depends on how you react no matter what other people do to you.

Participant

We need to go and practice what we have learnt from the mentors because it is what we need to shape our country.

Particpant

I will teach my son to respect women and not see them as just some piece of meat.

Participant

I will teach others and make them understand about life after prison.

Nhlakanipho

What I learnt:

We need to call each other out and build each other while still young, because it’s harder to change a man that already has a house and tell him to grow up and change.

Linda Mkhwanazi

A lot of hearts would be changed and we would get rid of a lot of bad if we started sharing more.

Participant

Just because I was abused as a child doesn’t mean I will do the same. I will be a better person.

Jabu

There is life after rape and abuse.

Participant

We need to change our mentality, growing up abused must not cause me to abuse.

Andile Gwamanda

What will you change?

I think now I know what it is to be a man because I have received some mentorship, I will let go of all the false sayings of what it means to be a man.

Thato Kwena

When you have a problem with your wife, sit down and talk to her. Don’t resort to violence.

Khudu Mogopo

Always share what is bothering you with people around you, that way we can avoid things like suicide too.

Karabo Madikoto

I have learnt a lot of self-control and that everything depends on how you react no matter what other people do to you.

Participant

We need to go and practice what we have learnt from the mentors because it is what we need to shape our country.

Particpant

I will teach my son to respect women and not see them as just some piece of meat.

Participant

I will teach others and make them understand about life after prison.

Nhlakanipho

WATCH SOME OF CLIPS FROM THE EVENTS

OUR PARTNERS

  • Lifeline: Refer our female callers

  • Legae la Alex Radio: Supportin mobilizing men for events and courses

  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA): Masks, T-shirts and pamphlets on GBV.

  • Community Policing Forum, Alex: T-shirts, security where needed, male volunteers.
  • Izinduna (Traditional Leaders), Alex: Mobilises men.
  • Blouberg Local Municipality, Limpopo: Provided venue, t-shirts and printing.
  • SAPS, Alex: Partners and speakers at Vlakfontein dialogue.

  • 1 Nation FM, Limpopo: Provided a slot to promote #NoExcuse events to talk about GBV.

  • Dept. Social Development (DSD): Partnered with us at 2 events in Limpopo”
  • Dept. Health: Masks, condoms and screening. MMC for health invited us to talk at one of their GBV Dialogues

  • Rays of Hope NPO: Supports events and mobilizes participants

  • Lefa La Baswa Development Initiatives, Limpopo: Supports our events and engages in our dialogues
  • Youth In Action NPO, Limpopo: Supports all our events and brings the youth in numbers
  • Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo: T-shirts, food, venue, masks and parcels

  • JMPD, Alex: Partners at Vlakfontein dialogue, helped distribute #NoExcuse booklets
  • PASPWA NGO, Limpopo: Educates people living with HIV and aids at our events
  • Anova Health Institute: Health screening and testing
  • Community Safety, Alex: Support and facilitation of certain events, providing caps and t-shirts.
  • ABInBev: T-Shirts, booklets, banners and tents
  • Bokamoso Education Trust, Alex: Presence at our events as they believe that we can change the future of our men

  • Dept. Correctional Services, Limpopo: Supports our events, brought their staff to learn from our programmes
  • Ward Councilors, Alex: Encourage men from their different wards to attend our sessions
  • Action Support Centre, Alex: Catering at Vlakfontein dialogue