DJ Tira to miss Boys to Men Empowerment Conference
Music producer DJ Tira who was scheduled to talk at this year’s Boys to Men Empowerment Conference on July 30 has pulled out thanks to other engagements.
The conference that seeks to mold young boys to be better men and ask men about the issue of gender-based violence will happen virtually and it starts at 6 pm. Speakers of the day include the premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala, Future Leaders SA founder Victor Sibeko, life coach for Boys to Men Bishop Mpendulo Nkambule, Loxion Kulca founder Wandi Nzimande and author and motivational speaker Sibusiso Molina.
Born Mthokozisi Khathi, the deejay told SowetanLIVE that he was not a part of the program.
“I’m not a part of the conference thanks to other engagements and that I was chatting with the organizers this morning that .”
Sibeko, who is that the organizer, confirmed to Sowetan that they need replaced DJ Tira with Nzimande.
“We realized that he had other engagements, but he has been supporting the concept since it started; we still want him to send us recording, motivating our children .”
According to Sibeko, the Boys to Men Empowerment Conference will discuss various issues just like the importance of respect, what to try to when one features a girlfriend, and the way to start out a business as an adolescent.
Sibeko explained they decided to play a task in fighting gender-based violence and not let the govt affect the difficulty alone.
“The plan is to mold these young men who are still getting to be boyfriends and husbands, who might find themselves during a situation where they harass others or being harassed. We said let’s find men who have done well to help us during this .”
“This time our focus, aside from developmental issues, is going to be what exactly goes into a man’s mind especially during this Covid-19 with much frustration. we glance at how can we communicate and show compassion. for instance, as a young boy how does one speak to your sister. we’ll be watching various angles and that we say albeit you’ve got been exposed to violence, don’t try it as a young man. we’ve neglected a boy child for too long, we’d like to help our boys. We try to uproot the old culture that men or boys don’t cry. they need to cry like others because they bottle tons of pain and anger.”