This is after both the Genesis Collective and Super Kidz Film Crew filming group visited them and empowered the youngsters with filming skills. This clinic, which organizes such camps for the children during school holidays is doing this to give them an opportunity to interact with other people from different areas and also share ideas and challenges that they face in their different communities.
Sizwe Tshabalala, a member of the crew told Mpumalanga News that the kids were normal just like others. “The reason why we are part of this camp is because we have realized that some of the children feel isolated from their communities. So we need to show them that living with the virus doesn’t mean the end of the road for them as they can have a better and brighter future. This is one of the reasons why we are giving them skills in the filming industry because some of them want to venture into this fraternity,” said Tshabalala.
He added that they are not only giving them skills in filming but they were motivating them to make their dreams come true. Nono Zwane, the marketing manager, said that when they started with the project she was very nervous and thought it wouldn’t bear any fruit because in the communities when we talk about people who live with Aids, we have different perceptions but I have realized that those people are normal and they motivate me because they have a positive attitude in all that they do.
“It is our wish to take this initiative to another level by getting more children from all corners of the province who live with Aids,” said Zwane