November 2023 Newsletter
The SPMGP participated in eight community engagement projects over the 2021 academic year. The projects included the clean-up of parks and recreational facilities around the Auckland Park Campus, the participation in the various Mandela Day Projects, the collection and distribution of sanitary products to needy school girls, the delivery of care packages to old age homes and helping primary school learners with homework projects and exam preparation. Students from across the School was used in these initiatives.
VECTOR COLLEGE, Hillbrow Woman Empowerment Workshop, October 2021
SPMGP Tutoring and reading programme, Everest Primary School, Newclare, August 2021
SPMGP Students at the Eeufees Oord Old Age Home in Westdene, September 2021
Lead as a Global Citizen
The School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy was invited by Humanitarian Affairs, Asia in conjunction with the United Nations to select fifteen outstanding students to participate in the webinar series titled, Lead as a Global Citizen. The webinar was developed in order to offer young global citizens, as leaders in the 21st century, the opportunity to interact with like-minded students from across the globe. Moreover, the webinar series was cognisant of the impact of the covid-pandemic on young people, where many were feeling insecure in their educational journey. With the risk of the pandemic heightening global inequalities, the webinar series aimed to identify students with excellent potential to lead so that their aspirations to connect, contribute and lead would not go unrecognised.
In order to have the students’ voices to be heard, the webinar focused on Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensuring Inclusive and Quality Education for all and Promote Lifelong Learning, of which global citizenship is a major aspiration.
Given the School’s ongoing relationship with Humanitarian Affairs, 15 of our outstanding students, with the potential to lead were identified for this virtual event. The main goal of this webinar series was to prepare students for a global career. Students were placed under three streams, namely:
- Lead as a global citizen: Advocacy Series. Title of Webinar: Where should you focus to have the most impact?
- Lead as a global citizen: Begin Series. Title of Webinar: How do I prepare myself for a purposeful and meaningful global career?
- Lead as a global citizen: Collaboration Series: Title of Webinar: what is the best way to gain connection?
The series of webinars took place in the first two weeks of August 2021.
Students who participated were extremely grateful for the opportunity.
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Humanitarian Affairs Asia in conversation with Prof Christelle Auriacombe
Janice Leong, Regional Director: Humanitarian Affairs Asia in conversation with Prof Christelle Auriacombe about her involvement in the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Asia. For more information, read the below conversation.
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The University of Johannesburg (UJ) unveiled its virtual graduation ceremony recently where graduates had the opportunity to experience their graduation, in the comfort of their own homes.