Report on use of MTV film Shuga in Teacher Education and Community Programmes

Date of Publication
2016

Since 2010, Dr. James Lees of the University of Western Cape (UWC) in South AFrica has been using the MTV film ‘Shuga’ within teacher education modules and courses held for communities.

Participating students use the film within a process of exploring and strengthening family relationships; building a stronger sense of belonging within the family; acknowledging and building a sense of worth within family members; identifying family member’s goals and dreams; and, finally, creating plans wherein family members work together to help each member avoid HIV infection or receive the care and support they deserve if they are HIV+. Belonging, self-worth, having goals and dreams and working together are all known variables that, when strengthened increase the likelihood that one will avoid HIV infection.