|Student leader Nkosingiphile|
The Super Strikers put together a schedule of events for our celebration:
- Welcome to Super Strikers' Graduation!
- Mini-Practicea. Energizer (one coffee, two sugar)b. HIV Limboc. Kilos (coca-cola kilo, NJ kilo, and kilo kilo)d. Drama (skit about gender-based violence)
- Awards Ceremony
Bobet, my counterpart, helps explain GRS
We start every practice with an energizer, and for graduation we demonstrated the “one coffee, two sugar” energizer. It begins by stepping out in best Sumo-style while shouting “Mmmmmmm-uh!” Then we call and respond “One coffee, two sugar!” The rest of the lines are “Water, water. Forget about the tea! Forget about the tea! Bring me milk.” When crying “Forget about the tea,” you use a falsetto voice and do a prancing little dance. It's pretty hilarious. I do have a video from last year, maybe someday I'll get around to editing and posting it.
|"Bring me milk!"|
|Philile concentrates on the pole's height|
In the first round, we pretended that every player was abstinent and labeled the limbo pole “Abstinence.” Our student leaders held the pole up high, and it was quite easy for the learners to limbo underneath. Afterwards, we asked our audience whether they thought abstinence was a good strategy for avoiding HIV. They all said “Yebo!”
In the second round, we labeled the limbo pole “Unprotected Sex.” This time, our student leaders held the pole at waist level. Now it was very difficult for learners to pass under it! Our audience all agreed that unprotected sex is not a good strategy for avoiding HIV! The actual GRS practice uses additional limbo pole heights, representing factors such as same age partners, older partners, and much older partners.
|Pretty easy to clear the "abstinence" level|
|Not even gonna try the "unprotected sex" height!|
|The old college try!|
|Philile leads the kilo kilo|
|The end of NJ kilo...|
|Our battered victim gets support from her friends|
|Our capable narrator is in the background|
|Confronting the abusive boyfriend|
|A little hard to see, but the victim's friends are "drawing" their red cards, they're about to "red card" the abusive boyfriend for gender-based violence.|
|Congratulating a graduate|
|So proud of student leaders Philile...|