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Phumza Qwaqwa

Phumza Qwaqwa is an Intern on the Global Citizenship Programme, which she joined in 2015. Previously a student on one of the short-courses, she has since worked on various aspects of the Programme, including co-convening the short-course Voluntary Community Service (GC3), liaising and building partnerships with on-campus student organisations and faculties, and co-facilitating the pilot short-course Active Citizenry Through Dialogue and Deliberation in collaboration with Sol Plaatjie University (SPU). Moreover, she has also co-facilitated the short-courses Global Debates, Local Voices (GC1) and Service, Citizenship and Social Justice (GC2), and acts as a liaison with the Global Network for Young Europeans (GLEN), having facilitated collaborative teaching spaces in both Germany and South Africa.

Passionate about community development, Phumza also volunteers with Africa Unite, a non-profit organisation dedicated to youth empowerment and creating awareness about human rights in townships in Cape Town. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate education at UCT, receiving a BA in Gender Studies and Social Development in 2013, and a BA (Honours) in Gender and Transformation in 2014. The proud mother of a beautiful little girl, in her free time Phumza also enjoys testing new recipes, dancing, and listening to music.