Siyayinqoba

Siyayinqoba

11th Grade Learners at IkamvaYouth Makhaza are now speaking about hate crimes. So what is a hate crime? A hate crime is when a person or group of persons targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group, usually defined by racial group, religion, sexual orientation, disability, class, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, etc. Our students at Makhaza are using Siyayinqoba’s workshops on addressing this issue and hopefully… beating it out of their lives!

Part I of our lesson on Hate Crime focused on defining a hate crime and to understand that it does not happen only in South Africa. Using a poem from the US, learners were able to hear tutors Christopher Fan and Ginia O’Neil speak about the history of United States after slavery and the hate crimes committed on blacks in their country in the 1930s. Students then were asked to speak about groups they feel are victims of hate crimes. Examples they provided were Somalians, immigrants, gays, lesbians, Indians, Asians, and many more. Moving beyond this, the learners agreed that hate crimes come about negative stereotyping. To make this idea clear, the tutors made the learners draw their depiction of a Somalian, a Politician, a gay person, an Indian, and an artist. The pictures drawn were of stereotypes (i.e. Somalians in grass skirts, a man wearing makeup, a woman wearing a sari). We finished Part I by having the students talk about what groups in their neighborhood could be targeted and what they can do about it. 


to be continued.

Africa Unite Summit

Africa Unite Summit

 

 

This past Saturday Africa Unite hosted a School Summit on Xenophobia, where they had several dozen learners from twelve schools in the Cape Town area come together and discuss the perils of xenophobia and how to combat discrimination in our schools. 

 The event was very successful with several speakers from bodies including the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Education. Learners compiled a list of recommendations during the event and it has been sent off to the Department of Education and other political officials.  We hope this is only the beginning of a campaign to combat discrimination and racism within the schools of our community.

Viva, Africa Unite! Viva!

Please have a look at the Summit Recommendation list

We Need Your Help for Our Careers Indaba!

We Need Your Help for Our Careers Indaba!

We IkamvaYouth and Equal Education are calling upon ALL tertiary institutions, companies, organisations, business, governmental bodies, and volunteers to participate in this year’s Careers Indaba. We Need Your Help! We want to make this Careers Indaba a huge success for our learners and for the community!

The Careers Indaba take place on Friday, the 27th of August from 1400 to 1700 at the Nazeema Isaacs Library in Makhaza, Khayelitsha. 

To fill out the RSVP Form, please click here. If you know of anyone who would be willing to participate, please let us know and let them know as well!