Study Circles for Social Change Programme
SOUTH AFRICA – KHAYELITSHA:
Educator Thandiwe Mandlevu
Sewing Skills for Youth Khayelitsha, 2017
Thandiwe Mandlevu from Lorna Mfolana Parents Movement organised young members into a study circle through sharing basic sewing skills.
- She says: “I learnt how to organize and facilitate. I also learnt about creating a learning environment and structure. To share knowledge through running a learning event”. read more about the study circle here
Study circles enable small groups of participants to learn together, and from each other, about how to advance their interests and needs using a democratic, interactive and participatory method of education. Study circles of grassroots leaders in trade unions and community organisations are essential for building vibrant democratic organisations with an active membership. IFWEA supports affiliates to develop a study circle programme through training and mentoring study circle facilitators to build confidence, encourage critical thinking and promote active participation. The programme also supports online interaction between study circle facilitators in different countries to share experiences on curricula, materials and pedagogy of study circles and build a global knowledge community.
- Share your study circle curricula, materials and methods and meet up with study circle facilitators from other organisations by joining the IFWEA – Study Circles for Social Change community on Facebook here
- Promote study circles in your organisation through running the various courses available on the IFWEA online labour academy – click here for OLA and contact the IFWEA secretariat for support with this: email firstname.lastname@example.org
- To find out more about study circles: