YGAP as we know it is not possible due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. So we have adapted and introduced the very first YGAP GAME-JAM.

The aim of YGAP is to connect the world and this practical gaming course will continue to do this. With our main hubs in Cape Town, on the southern edge of Africa, and Boden, just two hours from the Arctic Circle, we are inviting young leaders and activists to take part in a brand new programme where gamification will be explored as an educational tool. Participants from all over the world will have the opportunity to let new ideas develop to frame a game that raises youth voices and demands for democratic change.

We will continue to build a Global Knowledge Community through the YGAP GAME-JAM using our tried and tested educational methods of learning by doing, drawing on the experiences of participants and providing opportunities for new interactive learning, ideas and content development that will benefit participants and their organisations.

If you are excited about the idea and want to become part of the global team that will develop the new game-friendly narrative that explains and raises awareness about urgent challenges facing the labour movement, let your voice be heard!! The one week programme will create the space to exchange experiences, thoughts and ideas which will generate the content and framework of the game.

How will the game be developed?

  • The participants will, as a part of a reference group that spans the world, discuss and frame ideas into a playable tool for educational purposes.
  • Participants will then develop the content, and identify the core questions and concerns that highlight our common values within the global labour movement today through interactive and participatory workshops.
  • Progressive game developers located in Boden, Sweden, will be hosted by Sunderby Folkh√∂gskola to translate this content into a digital game.
  • These mind-blowing workshops, where activists and programmers meet for one intense week to develop a game, will make our reality playable, and possible visualize how different choices or approaches affect outcomes.

Who can apply?

  • Young educators, trade union and youth leaders under 35 years of age able to communicate in English and committed to building a democratic labour movement.
  • You will need to have access to a computer that you can operate and have internet access to participate in our daily online workshops. There will be 2 two-hour sessions daily for the 5 day duration of the program from 26 -30 October 2020.
  • You will need to participate in the 2 orientation workshops prior to the GAME-JAM.

Applications will close on 30 September 2020 and participants will be selected by 7 October 2020. Apply now as we only have 10 spaces.

Contact IFWEA for more information: ifweasecretariat@gmail.com.

Application Forms: https://forms.gle/cW69aNWVCvmPKMgw8

Contact: ifweasecretariat@lrs.org.za