It is with great pleasure that we share some very exciting news with you. Art for AIDS International has been invited to exhibit at The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. This is not the first exhibit of ours to be held in this location but each time we appreciate the very special opportunity to share our work.
The exhibit will include the art work created by teachers from Lesotho Association of Teachers (LAT), Botswana Teachers’ Union (BTU), and Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) who participated in our Train the Teachers Program pilot projects in June and July of 2016.
It will be an honour for our Executive Director, Hendrikus Bervoets, to be there in person soon after the proposed installation date for the exhibit in November 2016, as this date coincides with his follow up trip to South Africa to continue the work with all three mentioned teachers’ unions and to begin working with South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU).
We are grateful to Education International and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) for their financial support of the Train the Teachers Program to date. There is much more important work to do and we hope that partners will continue to join us in providing teachers in the most highly HIV and AIDS affected areas in the world with a method of having meaningful and appropriate conversations with their learners (students). By equipping the teachers, we believe we can reach hundreds of thousands of young people.