"Before I started at EH!WOZA, I had a little information about Tubercolosis. I had information, but most of the information was not true. I learnt about different things like vaccination, clinical trials and Tubercolosis. The workshops were difficult to understand because of some of the words that were used. We were not familiar with them. So I think the next time you should try and use simple English.
I learnt how to use the Apple computers which I ever used before. I also learnt how to use the cameras. At least now I know how to shoot videos and to make things on focus. I get an opportunity to meet a lot different people and I learnt now to approach people. I learnt how to make film and edit on the computer. Now I know how to make films."
“Hi. My name is Mondelwa Ranisi but many call me Mondie. I’m currently doing grade 11 at Harry Gwala Secondary School. I am part of EH!WOZA (EH!WOZAnite #LOL). My experience with EH!WOZA was nothing but ‘great’, from the food #mmm to the information that we gained. I still thank God for granting me this opportunity of being part of EH!WOZA.
Through EH!WOZA I have gained lot of information about TB, like for example MDR (Multi-Drug Resistant) TB and clinical trials. Before coming 2 EH!WOZA I didn’t even know what those terms meant. EH!WOZA has really been life changing ‘cause now I’m willing to be part of something great like ‘coming up with a TB vaccine’! And I even consider studying microbiology in University because I still want to learn more about the TB bacterium.
I had a lot of fun at EH!WOZA ‘cause we were also travelling to the place of our choice #mmm I will miss those days. There were even times that we had to wake up in the morning and go to EH!WOZA #yooo those days, but in the end it was worth it ‘cause we had lot of fun.
I want to give my special thank to that that are behind EH!WOZA (Tash, Ed, Olivia, Zanele, Herman etc.) THANK YOU guys for giving us this wonderful opportunity, I just wish that you’ll keep doing this great work that you did with us. I want other kids to also experience what we experienced. May God be with you, LOVE YOU <3 <3 <3 GUYZ”
“At EH!WOZA I have learned many useful things. It was good to be part of the group called EH!WOZA. I really enjoyed my self and I have gained something.
Now I know what is TB, what are symptoms, what causes TB etc. What have I learned here I will also teach others about it.
I did not waste my time by coming here, I just want to come again and again because I enjoy my self by coming here and learn what I have learned. I also learned that when we are babies we get vaccinated.
When I was a young boy I didn’t expect me to work with computer but now I’m really interested to continue working here in media. I wish I could be the member of the media.
I also want to continue telling people about TB and make them aware about TB, because it can look like a weak disease but it is so dangerous.
So I want to say I have learned many useful things. I will also want to thank Ikamva Youth. I’m saying thank you very much, keep on.”
“The EH!WOZA project meant a lot to me. It has been amazing journey and enjoyable one it has been very wonderful being with EH!WOZA team. You treated us very well and equal. Not even a single day with you I ever felt inferior.
I have learnt a lot during the workshops media and TB research. I have gained more information about TB, how the clinical trials work and the TB vaccine for babies (BCG) which I did not know before that it does exist. I learnt that here in South Africa TB is the common desease that affect many people and it is contagious.
I have learnt now to make films and how to use a camera when shooting video. There’s a lot I know now about the media works.”
Receive my regards, I am Lilly I just want to thank you guys for the whole work you had done for us.
The science workshops were great in such a way that you shared a lot of information. Things that we never knew about TB and some were general knowledge but that had help us to gain more aware about TB.
To me this project meant a lot although it was hard work but we never relinquish because we know it would more helpful in future! The editing was the most great things I’ve experienced a lot more about filming and creating a movie of which it is something that I never thought I could do by my own. It was tricky and confusing sometimes. It would be one of my experiences in life and priority to put in my curriculum vitae. Maybe it can create a lot of opportunities in future.
You encourage me and motivated me. One day I see myself as a scientist.
Hopefully the information shared with us we will also share it to other people. We had a lot of fun, we hope people will like our films and receive the message that we trying to raise about TB. Thank you!! Keep up doing the good work.”
“My name is Thembelani my surname is Dondolo, coming from Ikamva Youth. I am writing this for the appreciation for all what I has learned at EHWOZA programme from UCT. Therefore my appreciation I would like to say and discuss on what I had learned from the workshops we had.
The first workshop we had from EHWOZA was the science workshop. In science work-shop, I had studied the highest inficious disease that is know as TB. From the science workshops, they learned me that TB (tubercolosis) is one of the most infectious diseases that is commonly reducing the care health system in South Africa, making the majority of the population in death conditions.
I did not know that is there any involvement of increasing the TB infections to occurs in places and environment. The science workshops has taught me that there are some risk factors that may increasing the TB to always occurs.
Therefore the risk factors such as overcrowded areas people, poverty, diabetes, silicosis, smoking, malnutrition and HIV/AIDS They are the most related to causing and increasing the TB, therefore it has been making that lifecycle to occurs for over thousands years.
The mainly thing that causing TB is the bacterias that inside the body’s person to host themselves into the lungs and other organs of the body. The effects of a TB makes very bad symptoms. Also in how to manage the TB.
I learned everything about the vaccination and the BCG in childrens tested before they turning teenagers and adults for incase of get infected.
The second workshop which is the media workshop. I also learned a lot about how to use the micro-soft of the media on how to editing an film shoot Therefore I had learned about how to communicate with people from your city by how to interview them and by opening up an relationship about the educational request.
I had learned a lot about the cameras and how to shoot in an independently order.”
“My name is Sithenkosi Bhusa. I am 17 years old and I’m doing grade 11 at Harry Gwala Secondary School. I live in Makhaza.
Firstly, I would like to thank EH!!WOZA for giving me this opportunity to learn more about Tubercolosis. What a wonderful project has been for me.
In the project I have learnt that Tuberculosis is a dangerous disease which needs the most attention. The information that I was taught in the previous workshops will make the difference in people’s lives because there is a lack of information outside. Being involved in this project has made me to realize that if we work together there is nothing that can defeat us.
In the project I learnt about clinical trials which is a physical process. In the clinical trial workshop I learnt how this process works. Most people sees clinical trial as a bad thing to be involved in, but it is not bad. It is important to test new vaccines (medicines) so that everyone can afford and also the government’s economy can not be effected a lot. Now I know that clinical trial is important to all of us and our next generation. In the project I also learnt how to make a story using the information that I was taught. I’ve gain an experience in making movies/films using the information that I know of the particular thing I’ve learnt. I have learnt how to edit a film using a computer. Being involved in the project has helped me to know a lot of stuff in media such as shooting around my community and in other places. Now, with the knowledge I had I can make my own film. I enjoyed filing and editing. Now with the experience I had, I can teach other people about this media stuff. In media workshop I’ve also learnt that filming is important, because it combines all the opinions of people and it carries a information that can change peoples lives and also it’ll help our next generation with the information that it has for them.
I would like to thank EH!!WOZA for hosting this project. It was fun and enjoyable to me. I really appreciate it, it means a lot to me. Do the same in other students. Keep up the good work.
Thank You Again!!”
“My name is Dineo Molefe, I am doing grade 11 at Harry Gwala Senior Secondary school. I started attending EH!WOZA project this year.
Since my first day at this project (EH!WOZA) I knew that we will go far. From the project I learnt about TB, different types of TB, Normal TB, MDR and XDR. I also learnt the ways of reducing TB. I learnt about Clinical Trials (finding a new vaccine/medicine for certain desease). The second part of interviewing people, asking what they know about, I even learnt the way of approaching people, that your have to respect people’s decisions. If someone doesn’t want to do the interview we have to respect that person’s choice. While we were doing the interview I met different people, some were nice, some were willing to help us but they were scared of the camera, but some Yho! were rude, telling us to go away, but I learnt something that when you are doing research you will meet different people and we have to understand all of them.
Being part of EH!WOZA made me learn new things, because now I am able to take a video, I am able to use the camera, interview, after edit the video to make it look nice. Thank you EH!WOZA. Without I wouldn’t have learnt so many things, at least now I have some experience. I’m looking forward working with you, you are really good partners. Keep up the good work.”
“This project meant a lot to me and my family because now they know a lot about TB. They know what TB is and what causes it. And the love the fact that I was busy during the holiday.
I learnt how to do a research and I have gained an experience on the science field and in the media field. I’m more interested in the media field because I loved working with computers and cameras. In the science side I loved working in the lab and the information that were given by the speakers. Now I know about TB, vaccine, clinical trials and SATVI. I know a lot now. I have grown inside and out about TB and media.
My opinion about the project, next year it must start earlier than this year so that everything will run smooth. We have to work more in the lab and maybe a week in the science side and the following week in the media side to make things easier so that we wont forget what we have learnt. We have to get more computers so that each one is going to have her/his own working the way she/he wants his/her film looks like.
I give my warm thanks tot the speakers from SATVI they taught me a lot and to the EH!WOZA project. And to my peers we worked together as a team. Yep we did it gurlz. Thanks to the supporters of the project. At last but not least thanks to Ikamva Youth for giving us this opportunity.”
“My name is Athenkosi Bhusa. I am grade 11 learner at the Harry Gwala Senior Secondary School from Khayelitsha Makhaza, Shushu Street.
Receive my warm regards. It’s been a long journey at EH!WOZA project from UCT.
The project was very interesting, I gained a lot from it. I’ve experienced my skills from it and now I see myself as a professional. These skills are my guidelines not my stop signs and they will play a big role building my future and teaching others.
I learnt a lot about diseases mostly about Tuberculosis disease. I was not aware about TB but now there is something in my mind, my mind was surrounded by the LACK OF INFORMATION.
At EH!WOZA the taught us about the following:
• How do drugs works
• Greatest medicine for polio
• Its causes and risk factors
• Other diseases that have been eradicated through vaccination and other useful stuff.
We went to the science lab and they taught us how to examine the bacteria and showed us how it is transmitted from person to another, how the bacterial population growth took place in the human body. After the lab excitement we did clinical trial, we went to DAY CARE HOSPITAL which is situated in Site B. It was nice being there learning about vaccines and some medication, how it works.
The most exciting moment is the shooting part whereby we interview people about TB asking them what they know about TB. During the question part people were friendly to us and free to speak, it was great working with Tasha, ED, Zanele, Nosi, Herman because they understand us and they are a good asset to us. Who am I not to be? Now I am rich in mind because of EH!WOZA, even if I fall on my face, the good thing is that I am still moving forward, I have plans for my country and I a man of my country, my people!! Thank you!
EH!WOZA TEAM…. I salute you!
EH!WOZA all the way…”
“The EH!WOZA project meant a lot to me, it was very interesting and amazing. It was the best project ever to me and you treated us very kind. I have learnt a lot during the EH!WOZA project. I have learnt about clinical trials, different vaccines, how to test the vaccine if it work. I also have learnt how to film people (make footages), how to use camera and how to edit footages (make one film), now that I have joined this project I know so many things.
The presentation time I think it must be improved, presenters should use simple English.”
“I am Afika Mabali, a grade eleven learner. I’m from a township called Khayelitsha. I attend school at Chris Hani Arts and Culture School.
I have been with EHWOZA for 3/4 months. The time I joined EHWOZA I was not really sure of what I was getting myself to but during the first workshops I was so proud of myself for joining such a good project.
Through EHWOZA I have been exposed to many things and I have learnt a lot, things that I did not know before. Who knew that TB kills people more than HIV/AIDS does? Because me I did not know that. Not many people know about TB but it seems as if EHWOZA will be there to educate those who are not educated.
EHWOZA has been nothing else but good to me because through EHWOZA I have been to the lab to do stuff that is usually done by scientists and now when I look at myself I feel like I am a scientist.
I am able to use cameras & computers because of EHWOZA. I have also gained an experience of editing a film and I have gained a skill to communicate, this skill I gained it during the workshops and the time of interviewing people.
I AM VERY THANKFULLY EHWOZA FOR EVERYTHING NOT MANY PEOPLE RECEIVE OPPORTUNITIES LIKE THIS TO WORK WITH UCT!”