"My name is Ondela Kobese. I live in Makhaza and I am 15 years old. I’m doing grade 10 at Sinako Secondary School. I joined EH!WOZA in May 2015. Joining Eh!WOZA was an amazing experience because I got to learn new fun things. When I went on our first workshop I was bored and I thought I was going to be bored on the following workshops but it was not bad at all.
The workshops I liked and loved was the media workshops. My favourite part was when we went out and went for the interviews. We went to Nkanini and to Cape Town in Long Street to interview people there. It was the best day I’ve ever had. We were asking them about TB, for example: ‘What is TB?, what causes TB?, and what are the symptoms of TB?
From my experience in EH!WOZA I didn’t have bad days, all my days were incredible and amazing too. Ohh…….. and the food was so delicious and mouth watering. I am going to miss Tasha and Ed A.K.A Mr Ngcwangu (GrumpFace)."
"My name is Zimkhitha Mekile. I am a 16 year old girl. I am iKamva mate joined in 2013. I joined eh!woza through iKamva. I joined eh!woza because I wanted to know more about the programme, I would not lie at first I did not really like it as I had to know a lot of things.
It started to get more interesting where we went to the lab and interviewing people about something that we all know and know if a person is telling a fact or opinion about TB. What I really liked the most was the media workshop.
My experience at media workshops was super-extraordinary amazing. We did other part but I liked this one. What I enjoyed about it is that got a chance to produce our own documentary wich we name it Zondentle wich mean ‘hate the beauty’.
My experience at eh!woza I would really take it to my community and my friends, tell them what I learned and be aware of it because it can get dangerous if you ignore.
All thank to Eh!woza team for believing at us and giving us a dance to experience this huge opportunity.”
“Hello! My name is Thembi Wana. I live in Makhaza and I am 17 years old. I joined Ewoza in May 2015. Joining Ewoza was a good decision because the outcomes of joining ewoza were not as bad as I thought they would.
At ewoza I learned a lot of thing. I have learnt about Tb (tuberculosis) and how a person gets it, how it can be treated and the symptoms of it. I also got the advantage of going to the laboratory for the first time. Working inside the laboratory was great, because we did experiments and learned everything about it. I also saw different types of bacteria and I also got a chance to test for some in my body.
Being there was a great advantage because I met so many people and got to listen to different people who would express their views and opinions. I also watched a play that was part of TB. After that I got a chance to get a camera and take it home to take a few shots for our video. That was the best part because I was teached how to use a camera.
It was such a nice feeling to interview people about TB and how they felt about it, what they knew about it and how they thought it could be prevented. Shooting was nice then came the challenging part of making the film. For the first I entered a studio and we worked in it. Everything we needed was there and of course Tash and Ed were there to help us. So I would like to thank those guys for give us a opportunity to explore how it felt to work in the lab and also in the studio.”
“I’ve really enjpoyed to be part of EH’WoZA 2015 group. I really learned a lot, like how to work as a group, listen to other people views about TB.
I’ve learned more about TB (symptoms, how to prevent TB, what to do if you notice TB symptoms).
And the people (Tash, Ed, Thembi, myself, Asiphe, Awonke, Amawele, Abongile, Abongile, Phlile, Anathi and Lucy) were awesome, very friendly and respectful.
I’ve really enjoyed myself and I loved the food.
FROM: ANELISA (NELLY)”
"By Zintle Mekile AKA Zee (Age 16)
At first weeks science workshops were kinda boring but they got better and better. I had extraordinary experience its like it was a priviledge…. Anyway it was for the first time I was working with excellent scientist, got to go to science lab. I got the priviledge of doing bacteria experiment. The information that they told us about the Tuberculosis was pretty useful. And as for food Yho!! They provided a lot, the was no day we left workshops starving."
"To be part of EH!woza to me it was a good thing because there we learn how to deal with decease such as TB, there at EH!woza we learn what TB is and what are the symptoms, and what you can do to prevent this disease.
I’ve started to be part of EH!woza in 2014. But I’ve learn more things, on how to deal with decease. I’ve enjoyed and work with groups, and we work using cameras.
The sadness thing is that the last we lost one of the cameras. "