By Aminatu Abdulai
As a result of my effort to educate my peers, I have achieved effective presentation and communication skills, and knowledge, which provided the following specific benefits to my peers and myself; been aware of our environment, protecting ourselves from human traffickers and been able to communicate in front of larger audience.
By Thando Naluyima
This semester I took a queer studies class to better understand and be mindful of queer spaces and people. Queerness is not often talked about by African cultures as it’s sometimes defined as un-African or influence from the Western by a lot of African religious critiques. This class has helped me to be mindful, especially when it comes to people’s pronouns,names and just how to respect people that have been really mistreated by the system.
Did you know South Africa was the first country in the whole world to include no discrimination of people regardless of their gender or sexual orientation in their constitution? This was really nerve wracking for me as you usually hear that the continent of Africa tend to be stereotyped as homophobic and this is the single story that has been widely spread which is not necessary true. There are countries like Botswana, Angola, Rwanda, Mozambique, Seychelles, Lesotho where same sex marriage is decriminalized.