The FWEA in New Zealand is hoping to send a representative to take part in YGAP in 2020.
The Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme (YGAP) takes place annually in the last quarter of the year. YGAP is hosted by the International Federation of WEA Secretariat in Cape Town, South Africa at the historic labour heritage site, Community House. Community House is home to labour movements, labour research organisations, and media and human rights NGOs in South Africa.
What is YGAP?
YGAP is a vibrant exposure and exchange programme for young staff members of IFWEA affiliates and the labour organisations who are the beneficiaries of their services. For two weeks they are immersed in a programme based in South Africa, of interactive workshops, seminars and short exposure placements in organisations working on labour, social justice and democracy issues. YGAP is a transformational learning experience, designed to build a global knowledge community of worker educators and labour organisers who share a common understanding of global challenges and solidarity.
New Zealand WEA representative at YGAP 2020
In 2020, the FWEA in New Zealand will be sending a WEA representative to take part in the 2020 YGAP to develop the next generation of worker educators who can collaborate and provide the global labour movement with the education required to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. Each WEA will be fundraising toward the cost of sending a delegate on the exchange programme and we will post more news about the selection process and the chosen delegate in the coming months.