Global Academy: Afropolitanism, Social Justice and Social Entrepreneurship, Personal Mastery (Leadership & Mindfulness) and Design Thinking University of Cape Town
This 5-week program is designed to inspire participants to become global citizens. It presents insights into South African history, politics, culture, social justice, and social entrepreneurship. The program 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 program 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 organization, and practices in working collaboratively.
- Robben Island
- The Slave Lodge
- District Six Museum
- Community social entrepreneurship site visits