Through the production of NKAMOHELENG, “Accept me as I am” radio documentary we would like to acknowledge the team of POWA, Vosloo Activators, EHAWU, and Gauteng Provincial Association of Persons with Disabilities (GPAPD). The team implemented the community, lesbian and mainstream and special schools dialogues in order to gather issues of violence and discrimination experienced by a girl living with disabilities in the family, community, schools, Police and clinics to bring this drama into reality.
Our gratitude goes to the community of Kathorus which participated and trusted us by sharing their stories during our community dialogues and lesbian dialogues that were conducted to gather the experiences of NKAMOHELENG.
Our appreciation also goes to the Ekurhuleni South and Sedibeng West districts schools that granted us the permission to conduct dialogues with the young women in the secondary and special schools. The special schools are Isipho Sethu special school and Thabo Vuyo Resource Centre. The secondary schools are Thuto Lesedi Secondary, Mpontsheng Secondary, Ramolelle Secondary, and Prestigious High School.
Kasie FM is also acknowledged for the partnership as a community radio station broadcasting for Ekurhuleni district where the project was implemented. Kasie FM is thanked for compiling the script of NKAMOHELENG and recording the drama though the expertise and passion of Ms. Matshidiso Khiba and her crew.
Our most appreciation goes to the actors of NKAMOHELENG. Vosloo Activator members Matshidiso Mofokeng, Mahlatse Mokgai, Sibongile Nzibande, Gugu Mkhubuzi, Refiloe Matome and Dimakatso Nzama. These are the people who brought life to the issues gathered through the dialogues in order for us to have the voices for the radio documentary. Thanks.
The support of Oxfam South Africa cannot be underestimated. It is through their financial and technical support that we are able to have started the collaboration, implemented dialogues and finally produce NKAMOHELENG. Our greatest appreciation to OXFAM for always seeing the need to support POWA’s work for women and girls.a