Eliza Govender has completed her Masters degree through the University of Oslo and KwaZulu-Natal in Health and Development Communication. Eliza is a Lecturer for the Culture, Communication and Media Studies Department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is also the Programme Manager for the new Centre for Communication, Media and Society, funded through Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa. She has extensive experience after working for 5 years with HIVAN, the Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking in research, project development and facilitation. Govender develops, coordinates and implements community outreach programmes and income generation projects with a particular focus on developing communication strategies which are entertaining and educating. She has extensive knowledge of participatory processes of communication and development which is instrumental in magnifying the role of communities and young people in prevention, treatment, and care and support for communities infected and affected by HIV. She further creates ongoing vehicles of sustainability through children and academic publications which documents the developmental workshops and training programmes. Her research interests include community development and participatory action research with further interests in entertainment education for health promotion. Govender is currently registered for her PhD where she wishes to investigate the role of Faith Based Oragnisations in HIV/AIDS prevention using entertainment education as a strategy for social change.