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Youth Day: Today, Tomorrow, Forever

The history behind Youth Day, PASCAP’s mission, and the lives of our learners are intimately intertwined… To commemorate Youth Day, the day South Africa annually recognizes the courageous participants of the Soweto Uprising, the learners at PASCAP’s Lakheni ASC centre put together a passionate performance about the events of June 16, 1976. They began with each student recounting the various ways apartheid oppressed black

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Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Change: The Five Fundamental Elements of Effective Thinking

“The root of success in everything, from academics to business to leadership to personal relationships and everything else is thinking,” writes Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird in their punchy book, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (2012). “Whether it’s thinking disguised as intuition or as good values or as decision making or problem-solving or creativity, it’s all thinking.” Equipping young people with the

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[Big History] PASCAP visits the West Coast Fossil Park and The Isivivana Centre

Thanks to the support of the US Embassy, PASCAP Trust has been running four 10-week Big History classes this year at four of our after school centres in Khayelitsha, Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain and Hout Bay. During the school term break, to complement the course’s big ideas and support other related local organisations, the young Big Historians who took part in the programme went on

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[Big History] The Planetarium and Digital Dome

This year, thanks to the support of the US Embassy, PASCAP Trust ran four 10-week Big History classes at our after school centres in Khayelitsha, Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain and Hout Bay. To complement the course’s big ideas and support related local organisations, our young Big Historians went on three science-themed excursions around the Cape, the first of which was to the Mother City’s brand new digital dome…

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