UCT - Afropolitanism, Social Justice and Social Entrepreneurship, Personal Mastery (Leadership & Mindfulness) and Design Thinking
12 June - 14 July 2023
Hosted by the University of Cape Town
This 5-week programme is designed to inspire participants to become global citizens. It presents insights into South African history, politics, culture, social justice and social entrepreneurship. The programme connects the past to the present, discussing opportunities and challenges of transformation facing the country, the African continent and the world today. It also encourages students to reflect on values of social justice and gain insights into the interconnectivity between their own societies and the rest of the world.
Visits to historical, heritage and entrepreneurial community sites will allow students to experience the vibrant and diverse cultures that influence and shape the character of Cape Town and South Africa, as well as expose students to innovative initiatives communities are undertaking to seek solutions to social issues.
Moreover, the programme develops students’ leadership skills by focussing on critical skills, soft skills, mindfulness, leadership, aspirations and self-empowerment. It exposes students to Design Thinking practices which not only will prepare students for developing and working in transversal teams, but also will give students an appreciation of the different perspectives that exist in an organisation, and practices in working collaboratively.
Bachelor students (from second year), Master students, PhD students
14 April 2023
Name: Reshina Umra