Joyce Dlamini started working for Sonke in September 2009 as a volunteer in the Refugee Health and Rights project. She then became a Peer Educator, mobilising refugees for workshop events, conducting workshops on gender, HIV and AIDS and refugee rights.
Prior to joining Sonke, Joyce worked for United Africa Against HIV/AIDS (UAAH) as a health care worker. She has also volunteered at Triomf, counselling teenage rape victims.
Joyce has vast experience in the HIV/AIDS field. She did her internship at Ithlokomeleng Hospice in Alexandra, Johannesburg, after completing a Diploma in Nursing.
Joyce has also been involved in community work in partnership with a church in Hillbrow. Her role was to work with street children, especially girls, to access contraceptives, raising awareness around prevention of HIV and Aids and pregnancy. Joyce has completed a counselling course and is currently attending a supervisory skills training programme. She has yet to complete an advanced certificate course in Gender and HIV.