On the 26th of June, the Bucket Loads of Health (BLH) project was showcased at the Popular Education Network (PEN) 2018 pre-conference day, at Community House, in Salt River, Cape Town. The 2018 conference placed emphasis on the important link between marginalized communities and academics as equal partners in knowledge production. As equitable engagement between marginalized community members and water scientists is key focus area of the BLH project, our stall provided a highly relevant contribution to the event. The PEN conference draws a local, national and international audience, and was a great opportunity to share our project aims and activities to date.
Rory Liedeman sharing the project aims and activities
There was much interest around SLF’s work with participatory visual methods, such as the hand and body mapping methods used during the creative workshops held with participants from Enkanini and Delft earlier this year. We were able to meet and talk to people from many different organisations, and enjoyed interesting discussions around BLH and these innovative methods throughout the day.