The Youth Health Festival is a festival of music making, storytelling, dance and performance focusing on the message of choices and consequences related to sexual health and to raise awareness about the importance of treatment adherence.
The festival will also workshop app development to assist with treatment adherence in Youth.
The festival hosted by Artscape is a project of Giving Children a Chance for Life (GCCL) in partnership with the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy. The programme is funded by the Nationale Postcode Loterij; and focuses on bringing together medical knowledge and religious faith to promote treatment adherence in children with HIV. There are currently 2.6 million children around the world living with HIV/Aids, a vast majority of whom live in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Youth Health Festival (YHF) will take place on 16 June 2016 in partnership with Artscape Theatre. The draft programme is as follows:
8:00-9:00 Registration of delegates
9:00-9:30 Archbishop Desmond Tutu opening prayer | Video message from the Rev Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth | Keynote Speaker
9:30-10:15 Theatre Performance
10:15-10:30 Youth move to their various workshop rooms
10:30-11:30 Youth in various workshops/disciplines
11:30-11:45 Health bar break
11:45-12:30 Workshops continue
14:30-15:30 AllBasters (HemelBesem collaborating with Dutch hip hop artists and more, presented by Artscape)
17:00-19:30 Oratorio of a Forgotten Youth: Musical Reflections on the Youth of ‘76 (A reflection of the era of South Africa in 1976 though monologues, presented by Artscape)
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