Spirit of Youth for School Learners - Gordon Institute of Business Science | Educartis

Post Graduate Diploma
On Campus


Course Overview

"There’s a radical – and wonderful – new idea here… that all children could and should be inventors of their own theories, critics of other people’s ideas, analysers of evidence, and makers of their own personal marks on the world. It’s an idea with revolutionary implications. If we take it seriously." - Deborah Meier

What is Spirit of Youth?

The Spirit of Youth programme is a forum in which 11th and 12th Grade learners critically engage on relevant issues that they may better define and actuate the South Africa in which they would like to live.

Learners are selected on the criteria that each has distinguished her- or himself as a leader in their school community. The expectation is that these young people are likely to have a disproportionally high impact on their immediate peers and society at large.

The programme brings together learners from a myriad of social, economic, geographical and educational backgrounds from across Gauteng. Our aim is that this year-long discourse will develop new understanding of the South African context and its possibilities.

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Our PurposeThe purpose of the Spirit of Youth Programme is to give high impact learners in their penultimate years of schooling a platform to define and voice their vision of South Africa. The programme includes activities that enable delegates to dialogue with both policymakers and peers on issues critical to the future of our nation.We use a number of innovative techniques to facilitate peer-to-peer learning on the most pivotal social and political topics facing our nation's progress. In the Spirit of Youth programme, facilitated dialogue and experiential learning are the key tools used to support learners' growth.Our O​bjectivesThe objectives of the Spirit of Youth Programme are accomplished by creating and facilitating opportunities for participants to:Gain a broader insight and new perspective into the South African context;Think more creatively about farther-reaching solutions to South African challenges;Learn to frame and execute a community impact project;Development of a network of high performing young individuals;Engage in critical dialogue with other learner leaders;Channel youth energy for personal development;Facilitate the creation of a vision for a better country;Create a spirit of volunteerism; andCreate an awareness of opportunities within South Africa.Some of the themes include:Race and identity in South Africa;Personal leadership – weekend away;Social responsibility; andFast track: moving successfully into professional life.​​
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When do I start?

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Email & Website
  • info@gibs.co.za
  • http://www.up.ac.za/
Phone & Location
  • +27117714000
  • 26 Melville Rd,Johannesburg,2196