About 500 young people had been invited for a day of interactive engagements about heritage, a cohesive society, career guidance, life choices and active citizenship. In a rotation of small groups, the learners experienced a number of different stations on a variety of topics. Our Civics Academy Project was invited to present one of its videos to each of the groups, "Why should I vote", always followed by a discussion and quiz session.
In an innovative, practical collaboration with the Department of Higher Education, students from Tshwane colleges had volunteered to be co-facilitators in the workshops. The event was part of an ongoing partnership we have with the Departments of Education - Civics Academy is actively working on supporting Life Orientation teaching and training in both TVET colleges and high schools in South Africa.
All Civics Academy videos are available free of charge online. Watch the video we used in the sessions with high school students using this link: