Outreach Foundation Health manifesto

What is my health? What are my health needs? A manifesto for the youth of Hillbrow

The Barnato Park drama group collaborated with Royal Central School of Speech & Drama students in partnership with The Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute (Wits RHI) during May 2018.

The project looks at understanding what the most pressing health needs are for the youth, it considers what the barriers are to accessing health services and explores ways of bridging these barriers.

Through performance, poetry and visual arts, the young people explored and discussed their understandings and experiences of health. The dates of the project were May 22-26, 2018. A documentary film has been produced on this project, which can be viewed if you click here (you will go to an external view).


This was one of the inspiring projects we’ve done that uplifted my spirit, especially having moments to reflect on ourselves and the community at large. The disconnections and myths that we have about the hospitals were brought up in our conversations, and we realised how much we misjudge people who are supposed to be helping the community. ~ Phana Dube, Facilitator