Friends of P.O.A.

The Pedagogy of Action in South Africa has in some ways been a struggle over the last 10 years. The program has found it difficult to find support to fund the program but those who believe in our vision of not only stopping HIV but of changing the way we teach and learn help us time and time again. We would like to thank all of the organizations and individuals who have made it possible for the Pedagogy of Action to stay alive: Senior Vice Provost Lester Monts, Douglas Fletcher, Margaret Rodriguez, and Donald Sims, manager of the Center of Afro-American Studies.

  • Mphapho Rangoato Hlasane, artist/activist/community organizer and student at the University of Johannesburg.
  • Douglas Fletcher, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Scholarship Program Manager
  • Margaret Rodriguez, Senior Associate Director, Office of Financial Aid
  • Senior Vice Provost Lester Monts, University of Michigan
  • John Matlock, Associate Vice Provost, University of Michigan
  • Kelly Askew,  Director, African Studies Center, University of Michigan
  • Wayne High, Manager, Afro-American and African Studies
  • Tiya Miles, Chair of Afro-American and African Studies, University of Michigan
  • Angela Dillard, Chair of the Residental College, University of Michigan
  • Elizabeth Cole, Chair of Women’s Studies, University of Michigan
  • Themba Bango, Principal of Zwelibomvu Primary , Durban, South Africa
  • Shivani Naidoo, Assistant Principal of  Cato Crest Primary, Durban
  • Belinda Croxon,  Cato Manor Outreach, Durban
  • Dr. Zethu Mkhize, Program Manager, HIV  AIDS Program Unit, University of Zululand
  • Gugu Gule Linkages Officer, University of Zululand
  • AT Miller Director, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity Initiatives , Cornell University
  • Pardip Bolina, Director for Center for Global and Intercultural Study, University of Michigan.
  • Elizabeth James, Program Associate, Afro-American and African Studies, University of Michigan
  • Fazela Haniff, Head of WITS International Office,  University of Witwatersrand
  • Gita Patel, WITS International Office University of Witwatersrand
  • Diana Fabre, Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates-University Of Michigan
  • Quita Willis, Receptionist, Afro-American and African Studies, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim, The Director of the Columbia-University Southern African Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Programme in Durban, South Africa. Head of the CAPRISA Woman and AIDS Programme. Also an Associate Professor in Public Health and Family Medicine at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • Dr. Salim S. Abdool Karim, Pro vice-chancellor (Research) of University of KwaZulu-Natal and Director of CAPRISA – Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa.
  • Lavern Samuels, Head of  International Office, Durban University of Technology
  • Rosemary James, Cato Crest Primary,  South Africa
  • Cliff James, Mayville Primary,  South Africa
  • Judith Mthombeni, Twilight Children’s  Center, South Africa
  • Emily Langa, Twilight Children’s  Center, South Africa