This morning we went to Kenneth Gardens to continue interviewing clinic-goers and elders in the community. Some days are easier than others to find participants that are willing and available to give us their time. We walked around to many houses and were asked to come back another day. The main issue we have come across though is just bad timing, not disinterest or unwillingness to participate. We are so lucky to be working in such a welcoming community!
Sihle and Jasmine (not pictured) interview a resident in Kenneth Gardens
Instead of spending the afternoon in Kenneth Gardens with the Brettonwood learners, they came to us at UKZN. Today marks the beginning of the data analysis stage of the photovoice project. I set up computers in our computer lab with folders of the images the learners took in Kenneth Gardens over the past 2 weeks. With the help of their mentors, they began to edit through to pick the images that best answered the research questions:
1) What are the important or significant places and/or things in Kenneth Gardens?
2) Who are the people in Kenneth Gardens that are important or significant to you?
3) What are the things that make it easy or difficult for people to be healthy in Kenneth Gardens?
Carrie and her learner Nduduzo
Yende with Claire, Zinhle, and Thandeka