The Umunthu Programme uses the arts to catalyse reflection and discussion, providing a platform to address issues of stigma and discrimination through the lens of “Umunthu,” a Pan-African philosophical concept of humanity.
The AGHCA is thrilled to report that the Umunthu programme was featured on Tales from the Margins, a new TV programme in the UK. The host, Dr Rainer Schulze, invited Programme Officer Rodger Phiri and Students with Dream alum Mwizalero Nyirenda to discuss the making of Mwizalero’s award-winning film, Umunthu: An African Response to Homosexuality, and the film’s impact in Malawi.
A diverse audience of human rights activists, artists, NGO workers and representatives from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health joined AGHCA staff at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe to attend Umunthu Connect.
In 2016, the Umunthu Higher Education Project, in its quest to create a tolerant and accommodating society for marginalised and stigmatised communities, conducted 15 Umunthu workshops reaching over 400 people at 6 Universities in Malawi.