Some information on the Mentorship Programme
The development of the Voices of Women Educational Resource sought interested and committed young people to write and design this resource. The project commenced with a workshop facilitated by mentor, Andre Croucamp and director of the museum, Coral Bijoux. This two-day workshop saw the participants becoming acquainted with the Voices of Women Museum concept and content. They considered their own perceptions, biases and ideas with respect to women; discussed these as well as examples from the Voices of Women Collection and began working on ideas for the resource they would develop. While the Voices of Women museum would not be in a position to offer them employment, this could become another way for them to develop an income stream as well as their own ideas in resource development.
About this team:
Resource and media developer with many years’ experience in this field. Facilitator, mentor and writer on substantial projects and programmes over the years (find out more on www.mindburstwork.com).
“I am an Artist and a curator at The Bat Centre. Besides my work, I love discovering/ exploring, designing and creating art. In most of all, I love working with media i.e. Photography and video. I spend most of my time sketching with pencil, Photoshop and also making music beats if am free.”
“I am a young graduate in possession of a B-Tech, currently doing my M-Tech in Language Practice… I have worked with a lot of organisations in KZN including the Gandhi Development Trust, the DUT HIV/AIDS Centre and Umtapo Peace Centre. This has equipped me with people skills and the knowledge of different issues. It has also opened my mind to controversial issues like gender, sexuality and violence.”
"Sheryl Msomi is an artist, art administrator. She has a degree in Fine Arts. She has also assisted at an art curating company, interned at the local history museums and has facilitated children's art classes over the years. Her interest in the Voices of Women Museum is in line with her interests as an artist which are to explore the identity of the contemporary woman and the relationship between the individual and social conditioning. "