Informed by action-research, DramAidE strives to facilitate critical awareness, provide information, and develop the skills to build a social movement towards an education that acknowledges the right to health and well being for everyone. To this end, we recognise that in the face of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, life skills have become survival skills, and our mission is to develop an ethos that promotes health in all its aspects. There is a need to shift beyond awareness of the epidemic to an approach that stimulates the entire community and their leaders to take action for sustained healthy living. We envisage empowered communities with the capacity to take action and provide care and support for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission includes networking and collaborating with other key players in the field to provide coherent and sustainable interventions.
DramAidE Aims & Objective
Our main aim and objective is to use participatory drama and other interactive educational methodologies for HIV/AIDS, life-skills and sexuality-education. These methodologies are participatory, non-judgemental, culturally sensitive and accessible to all ages, levels of education and cultural backgrounds.
Other aims include:
• Reduce the HIV infection rate amongst South African youth
• Promote gender awareness and equity
• Promote better decision making pertaining to relationships and health
• Reduce the stigma and discrimination around HIV/AIDS
• Initiate and establish clubs and support groups
• Promote healthy behaviours