RHAP Student Advocacy Training at Stellenbosch Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

RHAP Student Advocacy Training at Stellenbosch Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

“This was really insightful & interesting. Perfect time and stuff we haven’t learnt before. Very necessary!!!”

“A very eye opening session that made me realise how we as students shouldn’t think we can’t do anything” (Students feedback).

“Very motivating and empowering. Thank you!”

From 15 to 19 August 2016, RHAP provided a week-long advocacy workshops to over 250 4th year medicine students at Stellenbosch University (SU), as part of SU’s “Doctors as Change Agents” Module, as well as a session with lecturers. The training was provided by RHAP’s Samantha and Mafoko, with inspiring guest lectures by former TAC leader Vuyiseka Dubula on civil society/HCW activism, SECTION27’s Sasha Stevenson on the role of HCWs in working with the Office of Health Standards Compliance and ECHCAC, and RuRESA’s Kate Sherry, on her experiences as a occupational therapist advocate, and the health access rights of people with disabilities. Feedback from the post-workshop questionnaires emphasises the need and value of advocacy training as part of the curriculum. Viva health care worker activism Viva! Viva young leadership Viva!

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