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The South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation (SAHGF), in partnership with the provincial departments of education, conducts workshops with educators and senior personnel from the education departments, in various provinces across the country.

SAHGF has conducted workshops in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga, North West, KwaZulu- Natal, Western Cape and Gauteng.

In Gauteng, the Foundation partners with the Gauteng Department of Education and the Apartheid Museum. The aim of the workshops is to support educators through the development of capacity among the curriculum and subject advisors, and lead teachers to educate educators and/or learners.

"After the workshop I have noticed that I am not the same person as I was before.”
Educator: Pacaltsdorp, George




The workshops expose the participants to the resource material developed by the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, through a range of activities.The workshops develop the methodologies of the participants, and the content knowledge of the Holocaust, genocide and Human Rights.

“Die werkswinkel sal my styl van onderrig verander om my leerders dieper insig te gee oor menslikheid.”
The workshop will change my style of teaching to give my learners deeper insight into what it means to be human”
Educator, Bridgeton Senior Secondary School, Oudtshoorn.

The connection to the history of Apartheid, is examined. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences as educators and their strategies to deal with prejudice. Participants reflect on contemporary incidences of human rights abuses, and through the lens of what they have learned about the Holocaust, examine constructive ways of dealing with these contemporary challenges such as xenophobia.

“It will make it easier for me to teach about xenophobia – to be honest, learners saw xenophobic attacks as a joke. I think I will be able to change their mindset after this workshop.”
Educator, Esangweni Secondary School, Khayelitsha.

Should you be interested in Educator Training, contact Danielle foundation@ctholocaust.co.za or 021 462 5553
 
This educator training project has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
 
Educator Training Programmes conducted by the SAHGF

 



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