Step Up 2 HIV

Step Up to HIV is a project that uses elements of “popular” youth culture as a medium to ‘step up’ the fight against HIV and AIDS. We launched it in 2012 with support from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Step up 2 HIV project raises awareness, shares knowledge and promotes tools and opportunity for young people to use their own artforms, media and ideas as a way to empower their voices in their homes, schools, communities for behavioral change in the fight for an HIV Free generation.


Joina City, Harare> Step Up 2 HIV CYPHER>

Empowering the GirlChild> US Embassy’s Nicole Finnemann poses with Jibilika team members at HIFA Festival 2017

Live Radio Broadcast> Using radio to reach out to a mass audience> Dj TearDrop of Diamond FM Radio speaks to Jibilika founder Plot Mhako live on air in Mutare.

Using the popular ZimDancehall music to raise awareness on HIV> In the picture Dancehall artist Juwela and music producer Tman of Mt Zion Records.

Luveve, Bulawayo> Young people as agents of change.

Mutare> Flashmob>

Information, Communication material dissemination>

CYPHER> Hip Hop Music + Beatbox + Positive word



Star Influence> BaShupi speaks to students at one school during a campaign

Royal College> Harare> Dance Theatre performance

Mucheke School> Masvingo> Beatbox & engagement

US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas and Mrs Gay Nyakwende from PEPFAR listen to Sean Mumba a coordinator with Jibilika during an exhibition.

Mabvuku High> Outreach

Simplifying the message>

Jillian Bonnardeaux from the US Embassy with the Jibilika team and students at Morgan High School, Harare.  Jillian played an instrumental role in the development of the Step Up 2 HIV program and the positive transformation of Jibilika Dance Trust.