Popular Education facilitators define pathways to social and environmental justice in South Africa

group photo2IFIHP contributed with the workshop “Dreaming social and environmental justice” to the three days Popular Education Workshop organised by DVV-International in Cape Town between the 27th and 29th of June.

The workshop had three main activities:

  • Dreaming social and environmental justice: Using backcasting, participants imagined that 2050 South Africa had achieved social and environmental justice and pictured it.
  • How did it happen: Participants agreed on Popular Education initiatives that contributed to achieve social and environmentally just South Africa.
  • How did I contribute: Lastly, participants reflected about how did they contributed to the dream in the second half of 2014. To do so, they identified one profesional/life skill to develop improve during this period of time, starting in the first two weeks after the finalisation of the workshop.

At the end of the workshop, the common feeling was that the workshop had not only allowed to dream, but to define viable collective strategies and individual contributions to make it possible.

Similar workshops are being conducted in different parts of the world as part of PERL (Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living) work to develop learning methodologies to imagine and make sustainable lifestyles happen.

On July 4th, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

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