In line with the Global Citizenship Programme’s aim of connecting with more student-run organizations, we were invited to co-facilitate a networking event with Ubunye, a student development agency here at the University of Cape Town (UCT), connecting with individuals from to address topics relevant to their specific organisations.
Social Infrastructures, a course convened by the Global Citizenship Programme and based in the EBE faculty, has won the 2016 UCT Collaborative Education Practice Award. The award is given to educational projects which utilise interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative pedagogy, while drawing on relevant literature, shows responsiveness to monitoring and evaluation, and provides a strong developmental opportunity for students.
From Monday to Wednesday, 23 - 25 May, the GC Programme hosted a clothes-drive for the benefit of U-Turn, a non-profit organisation working with homeless people in Cape Town. The clothes-drive was organised by GC2 student Rowyn Naidoo as a GC-Act initiative.To end off the clothes-drive, Rowyn chaired a discussion on homelessness with Dylan Marais from U-Turn and researcher and policy analyst Tristan Görgens.
In support of Freedom Day and Freedom Week 2016, the Global Citizenship Programme hosted a screening and discussion of the documentary Dear Mandela (2012), which followed members of the Abahlali baseMjondolo within the context of the 2007 KZN Slums Act.