OR Tambo essay competition extended

2010-10-13 11:50

The closing date for entries for the OR Tambo Edu-Tour Essay Writing Competition has been extended to Saturday, October 16.

Later this month, and in early November, 10 winners will be chosen for a seven-day, all-expenses-paid educational trip to Mazimbu, Tanzania, where the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (Somafco), an ANC political school in the early 1970s, was based.

The competition is organised by the Somafco Trust – an education, youth development and civil society organisation – and the Independent Development Trust, in partnership with SAfm.

Entrants must be South African citizens and have a valid South African passport.

The four topics to choose from are:
» The education initiative I am involved in is a conduit for African renewal – expand and motivate.

» The initiative I am involved in is improving education in my community in an innovative manner and has produced tangible results – explain the innovation(s) and demonstrate the outcomes.

» How does my initiative uniquely combine education and cultural diversity to promote tolerance.

» What role can ordinary South Africans play in improving education in SA?

Entrants must be between 21 and 35, have been active in a registered entity/initiative with at least 10 people, mostly youth, for the past 36 months.

The competition is named after late ANC president OR Tambo, who was key in Somafco’s establishment.

Essays must be sent in Microsoft Word format (Arial font, size 11 with double spacing) via e-mail to oredutours@idt.org.za

For more information, go to www.somafcotrust.org.za

» City Press is a media partner of this competition

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