The C19 People’s Coalition is committed to ensuring that the South African response to the COVID-19 virus is effective, just, equitable, and meets the needs of the most marginalised communities. Funding provided by the Solidarity Fund is for a group of civil society organisations to, collectively and in collaboration, amplify and expand on communication campaigns around COVID-19 and specifically in relation to the vaccine roll out. Within this context the People’s Vaccine Campaign has a vital role to play towards ensuring widespread understanding of the vaccine, improving vaccine literacy, dispeling myths and misinformation, and ultimatly reducing vaccine hesitancy.
We look to work with the current members and partners of PVC SA and the C19 People’s Coalition national Trade Unions and Federations, Church Councils and other religious bodies, and NGO CBO networks, to focus on turning their members and organisers into trainers via the TTT programme for C19 Vaccine Literacy Community Workshops.
By July 2021, the Train the Trainer (TTT) programme had trained 132 trainers. All the training workshops were conducted virtually with a mixture of sectors represented from trade unions, civil society, and faith-based organizations. More trainer to be recruited in Northwest, Eastern Cape and KZN for the first time.