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Can You Be a Peer Educator?

Can You Be a Peer Educator?

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Are you a young, energetic and driven student currently studying at the Durban University of Technology?

If the answer is yes, then the University’s HIV/AIDS Centre is looking for you to join them as a Peer Educator in 2017.

DUT’s Peer Education Programme contributes towards the promotion of healthy practices and behavioural change through its peer educators, providing educational sessions to students through participatory and interactive methods to educate students on issues affecting them.

Peer educators provide guidance and support on matters such as pregnancy, violence, suicide and HIV/AIDS, to name but a few. Currently, the HIV/AIDS Centre seeks to recruit 30 to 50 passionate students to be part of their peer education training. Students chosen to be peer educators will facilitate dialogues and organise awareness campaigns on campus.

 This programme is open to all DUT students; undergraduate and postgraduate. At the end of their training, each student will receive a certificate of recognition on their contribution and dedication to the program throughout the year.

“Peer education is not a demanding task since peer educators’ work in their own time to accommodate their academic work. However, they participate in various projects and more often they get to have a lot of fun and make plenty of friends,” said Melusi Dlamini, Project Officer at the HIV/AIDS Centre.

Interested students can email a two-page CV to hivandaids@dut.ac.za, silwayiphim@dut.ac.za (PMB) or hand deliver it at the Open House Building (where Standard Bank is located), Steve Biko Road, 4th floor, by Friday, 3 February 2017.

          Phumeza Msongelwa

Pictured: Some of the DUT Peer Educators.

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