Project Description

Intro MPULANENG When we talk about what makes a ‘real man’, firstly he needs to have love. 17 APRIL 2019
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REPORT:

With 1700 students Mapulaneng campus is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Mpumalanga Province adjoining the Kruger National Park about 2 hours outside of Nelspruit.

  • By the time the team got to the campus, students were already eagerly lined up outside the venue. Among the participants were members of civil society, campus student affairs, social development as well as NGOs and community organisations.

  • One point that came up during the Q & A was the distorted perception of masculinity that only men who have financial resources are respected.

  • The workshop left a lasting impression and will hopefully lead to a change in behaviour in the Bushbuckridge and Mapulaneng areas.

  • By the time the team got to the campus, students were already eagerly lined up outside the venue. Among the participants were members of civil society, campus student affairs, social development as well as NGOs and community organisations.

  • One point that came up during the Q & A was the distorted perception of masculinity that only men who have financial resources are respected.

  • The workshop left a lasting impression and will hopefully lead to a change in behaviour in the Bushbuckridge and Mapulaneng areas.

What will you change after this workshop?

As a man, I will use my strength well.

George Ngobeni, Student

I have realised that being a man is a gift and I have to use that gift properly..

Shine Magabane, Student

I will not judge myself according to material things.

Boizy Mthombeni, Student

From today I choose to treat my brothers and friends with respect.

Jonathan Vilakazi, Student

I will communicate with my friends more, get to know whats bothering them and find solutions together..

Thwala P, Student

I will not judge a girl based on their mini skirt.

Ayanda Sithole , Student

I will initiate my own band of brothers, to avoid suicidal thoughts and other internal struggles.

Themba Ngwenya, Student

I will help my community reduce women abuse..

Carnacia Gumede, Student

What will you change after this workshop?

As a man, I will use my strength well.

George Ngobeni, Student

I have realised that being a man is a gift and I have to use that gift properly..

Shine Magabane, Student

I will not judge myself according to material things.

Boizy Mthombeni, Student

From today I choose to treat my brothers and friends with respect.

Jonathan Vilakazi, Student

I will communicate with my friends more, get to know whats bothering them and find solutions together..

Thwala P, Student

I will not judge a girl based on their mini skirt.

Ayanda Sithole , Student

I will initiate my own band of brothers, to avoid suicidal thoughts and other internal struggles.

Themba Ngwenya, Student

I will help my community reduce women abuse..

Carnacia Gumede, Student

I will not be a coward, I will be a gift to society.

– Sizwe Mhlange, Student

WATCH A SHORT CLIP OF THE WORKSHOP