From the 28th to the 29th of July 2017 Africa Unite in partnership with Chrystal Horizon Youth Center conducted a workshop with over 20 learners from Fons Luminis High School and New Gate College from Soweto and Hillbrow respectively in Johannesburg. The workshop was meant to capacitate the newly elected cabinet leaders and parliamentarians from the two schools on their roles and responsibilities within the Africa Unite school Clubs. The session was also attended by 4 teachers from the two schools and 6 learners who are part of the Braamfisher Youth Club in Soweto.
During the two days, the learners had an opportunity to discuss some topics on human rights facilitated by Africa Unite and Chrystal Horizon. They also had a presentation on how to successfully lobby and advocate on various issues affecting them from CIVICUS which is a global network of civil society organisations and activists working to strengthen citizen action and civil society around the world.
The learners also learnt on how they can create human rights friendly schools which was facilitated by Amnesty International, a global movement dedicated to ending grave abuses of human rights and getting justice for those whose rights have been violated.
The learners were then tasked to develop their 3-month plan of activities which they will implement in their respective schools and communities. After the workshop, the learners and teachers thanked Africa Unite and Chrystal Horizon for the training and opportunity given to them to officially establish school clubs in Johannesburg. They were also excited to see what other school clubs are doing in Cape town and Durban and vowed that they
are more than ready to join the movement of young active learners. Africa Unite will be running these school clubs in Johannesburg in Partnership with Chrystal Horizon Youth Center.
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