7 May 2015
For immediate release
 
SDB Peace Building And Non-Racism Programme
 
The youth of the South Durban Area voiced concerns during a dialogue held in June 2014. The youth expressed that they were still experiencing various forms of racism in their everyday lives rendering them getting impatient and frustrated when opportunities were difficult to access due to their race. The South Durban Basin Area Based Management (SDB ABM) realised the need to work with young people within the area to assist them in tackling issues of racism and gain insight into themselves and understanding the issues around race and the role it plays in nation building.
 
The SDB ABM has partnered with UMTAPO, a non- profit organisation whose mission is to empower and enable people, particularly youth and women, through popular education and participatory development, to take control of their own lives in the struggle for true freedom and justice. To this end, a 2 and half days residential workshop has been planned where a variety of methods will be used to workshop youth
Objectives
1. To give young people the space for self -discovery.
2. To understand the root causes of racism in Africa and South Africa
3. To analyse gender based violence
4. To gain knowledge on the concept of Ubuntu as a way of life
5. To examine Human Rights, Democracy and Ethical Leadership
 
 
Outcomes:
1. Youth groups promoting peace, human rights and anti-racism to be established in the community
2. Youth to develop a new sense of hope, purpose, and self-worth to play a productive role in their communities
3. Youth to be empowered to take on leadership roles in the community
 
Members of the media are invited.
Details are as follows:
Date: 08-10 May 2015
Time: 3 days
Venue: Vuleka Centre (Botha’s Hill)
 
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For more information contact Anitha Govender on 031 451 9812 or Nompilo Myende on 031 451 9812
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Issued by the Head of Communications, Ms Tozi Mthethwa.
 
For more information contact Gugu Mbonambi on 031 311 4855 or 079 751 4986 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za