This is your September 2018 Alumni Newsletter, sit tight, we have some awesome news for you!
As we celebrate Heritage Day with our loved ones, let’s take time to acknowledge and appreciate all the beautiful, diverse cultures in our communities, with a spirit of tolerance.
“Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our nation. “ – Nelson Mandela
At the end of August, and throughout the month of September 2018, the Alumni were kept busy with various engaging and interactive events and activities:-
Two Alumni workshops were held at the Afrika Tikkun centre at Mfuleni, Western Cape and at a venue in Pretoria, Gauteng respectively, in order to clarify and unpack the purpose of the programme, assess what has been done thus far and define the objectives of this programme. It was established that the Alumni Programme differs from the other Afrika Tikkun programmes in that it targets people who have graduated from these programmes. The workshops were also used to develop a structure for the Alumni programme that is democratic and participatory.
Career Development Programme Review Workshop – 4 September 2018
Afrika Tikkun is in the process of evaluating and innovating its career development and placement (CDP) programme that currently provides ICT training, career guidance, job-readiness training, as well as specialised training in the retail, hospitality and IT (coding) sectors. In addition, the CDP programme sources job placement opportunities for those trained that includes entry-level jobs, Learnerships, internships and work experience placement opportunities with our partners.
As key stakeholders in the Afrika Tikkun CDP, 20 Alumni, who are graduates of the CDP programme, were invited to participate in this evaluation and ideation workshop.
The workshop was facilitated by Youth Lab in order to illicit and consolidate the insights and experiences of the programme by our Alumni. One of the key outcomes of the workshop was to gain a deeper understanding of the needs and aspirations that our young people have for the future of the programme to ensure that the programme meets its core mandate of youth career development and employment.
Awesome Opportunities for Alumni
Global Citizen Festival SA 2018 – Take action and stand the chance to win FREE tickets!
We are so excited to finally reveal that we have partnered with Global Citizen to give our Alumni more opportunities to take positive advocacy actions in their communities, help end extreme poverty on local and global issues, and stand a chance to attend the historic Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival. The festival will take place in Johannesburg on 2 December, 2018, with Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, Tiwa Savage, and many more amazing artists; read about the full line-up here.
We will be facilitating various activities and opportunities at the Afrika Tikkun Centres between now and the end of November 2018 that will give you an opportunity to work towards winning your tickets to this once-in-a lifetime Global Citizen event! Look out for the upcoming SMSs giving you all the details.
For information on 2018/ 2019 SA Government scholarships to apply for, click here…
What should we call our Alumni?
Click here to vote for your favourite Alumni programme name from those nominated at the Alumni launch earlier this year. Results will be announced in November 2018.
Look out for those Global Citizen activities SMSs and other fantastic updates, competitions and workshops planned for our Alumni in the next newsletter!