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Teacher Workshops

The South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation (SAHGF), in partnership with the Department of Education, conducts workshops with educators and senior personnel in the education sector in various provinces across the country. In 2012, the DHC was involved in three of workshops for educators, conducted in the North West Province, Mpumalanga and Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, all of which were attended by Mdu Ntuli.

Workshops in KwaZulu-Natal iLembe District

In KwaZulu-Natal, the DHC is strengthening its partnership with the provincial Department of Education in a bid to conduct more Educator Workshops throughout the region. This development comes after the DHC met with KwaZulu-Natal various Social Sciences Subject Advisers from the iLembe, and several other districts in the province, to discuss ways in which our workshops could be brought to a wider audience of educators and learners.


Has the workshop changed the way you will teach this history?

Yes, I teach history with passion and understanding, not undermining the feeling of others (Matu Sabelo, Jekezi JSS)

Is there anything else you would like to communicate to the co-ordinators, facilitators or designers of the workshop?

YIt's to say thanks, they helped us. The quality of education is going to improve (Noziphiwo Mdadlanyana, Upper Ngculu)

What stands out for as the most useful aspect/s of the workshop?

YThe way history is exciting when you are knowledgeable about the content to be discussed (Ntundukazi N. Gubevu, Kunene JSS)

YAt the end of the workshop I do realize the importance of teaching the holocaust. Gcinis A.D. Sihawu from Butterworth, Eastern Cape

Mr. Sihle Makhanya, KwaZulu Natal Deputy Chief Education Specialist in the Social Sciences (centre) with Educators Janine Hamilton (left/ and Mdu Ntuli (right).

Mr Sihle Makhanya was at the meeting between the Education Team of the DHC and Social Sciences Subject Advisers of the iLembe and other KZN districts to discuss plans for future teacher workshops in KZN. Mr Makhanya then visited the Centre and pledged to support the strengthening of the relationship between the Durban Holocaust Centre and the KwaZulu Natal Department of Education.

Bookings for school groups should be made by calling Maureen Caminsky at 031 3354461 to book a date with her.

We can accommodate a maximum of 45 learners per 3-hour session and if the schools are visiting from out of town arrangements can be made to extend the opening hours into the afternoon in order to ensure that all the learners are given the opportunity to visit the exhibition.

Educational material, such as Teacher manuals, Learners manuals and DVDs related to the study of the Holocaust are available and can be purchased at the Centre.

Arrangements can also be made for adult groups to be guided through the Centre.

Some of the delegates at a 2-day Grade 11 workshop conducted by Marlene Silbert, National Director of Education of the S A Holocaust Foundation.

Mary, Marlene Silbert, Mrs Dlamini and Marilyn Dwarika, both from the Kwazulu Natal Education Dept at a training workshop presented by Deborah Dwork at the Cape Town Holocaust Centre in August 2009. Deborah Dwork was a visiting scholar as a guest of the SA HOLOCAUST FOUNDATION and she conducted many important workshops for educators during her week here.

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