Project Description

Intro DOWER
CAMPUS
After this workshop I will never abuse any woman. 16 MAY 2019
ATTENDEES: 300
PE
COLLEGE
- Buhle Faltein

REPORT: 

The Port Elizabeth College (PE College) was founded in January 2002 as a result of the merger between the three technical colleges in Port Elizabeth, namely, Russell Road, Bethelsdorp and Iqhayiya. The Struandale campus is situated in the Industrial area of New Brighton and stands out as a beacon of hope to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by empowering learners with skills to alleviate unemployment.

  • The #NoExcuse presentation was conducted mainly in Xhosa.

  • With student viewpoints ranging from strongly held feminist ideals to fundamental religious beliefs the conversation was vibrant and animated.

  • Although there were different views on how males and females should conduct themselves in society there was unanimous consensus that there is never an excuse to use violence, ever.

  • The #NoExcuse presentation was conducted mainly in Xhosa.

  • With student viewpoints ranging from strongly held feminist ideals to fundamental religious beliefs the conversation was vibrant and animated.

  • Although there were different views on how males and females should conduct themselves in society there was unanimous consensus that there is never an excuse to use violence, ever.

What I learnt:

That it is possible to change.

Anele Qhina, Student

When you are abusing your partner you can’t blame alcohol.

Buhle Faltein, Student

How to be a respectable man.

Morten Fortuin, Student

Nothing forces you to do evil – it is a choice.

Sithembiso Xabendlini, Student

Biggest challenges you face:

The stereotype that all men are abusive.

Luto Teyise, Student

Believing that I am man enough..

Bongani Nguqu, Student

Peer pressure.

Libo Bey, Student

What will you change?

I will do all I can do to respect others.

Thando Tukela, Student

To be a male role model in my community.

Yamkela Adonis, Student

I will never raise a hand to a woman.

Luphumlo Mahlwana, Student

I will stop being abusive.

Xolani Bhoyana, Student

I will let my past go and focus on being a good person.

Siya Mfazwe, Student

I will speak to other men about abuse and how to treat their women.

Xabiso Yona, Student

When I have a problem I will talk about it to someone.

Sibongile Stamper, Student

No matter what a woman says I will never hit her.

Lihe Kula, Student

What I learnt:

That it is possible to change.

Anele Qhina, Student

When you are abusing your partner you can’t blame alcohol.

Buhle Faltein, Student

How to be a respectable man.

Morten Fortuin, Student

Nothing forces you to do evil – it is a choice.

Sithembiso Xabendlini, Student

Biggest challenges you face:

The stereotype that all men are abusive.

Luto Teyise, Student

Believing that I am man enough..

Bongani Nguqu, Student

Peer pressure.

Libo Bey, Student

What will you change?

I will do all I can do to respect others.

Thando Tukela, Student

To be a male role model in my community.

Yamkela Adonis, Student

I will never raise a hand to a woman.

Luphumlo Mahlwana, Student

I will stop being abusive.

Xolani Bhoyana, Student

I will let my past go and focus on being a good person.

Siya Mfazwe, Student

I will speak to other men about abuse and how to treat their women.

Xabiso Yona, Student

When I have a problem I will talk about it to someone.

Sibongile Stamper, Student

No matter what a woman says I will never hit her.

Lihe Kula, Student

Nothing forces you to do evil – it is a choice.

– Sithembiso Xabendlini

WATCH A SHORT CLIP OF THE WORKSHOP