Managing Diversity Youth Events (MDYE)
The Managing Diversity Youth Events (MDYE’s) takes the form of a camp that are implemented every second year stretching over a five day period usually during the October school-holidays. The target group are youth in the 14-25 years age category of heterogeneous backgrounds). Attendance figures for the three events hosted to date are as follows: 250 participants in 2010; 240 participants in 2012; and 230 participants in 2014.
The Managing Diversity (MD) Dialogues are aimed at getting young people to engage with issues that affect them in society. SAYLN views open engagement and dialogue as a key cornerstone for understanding issues of tolerance, acceptance and social cohesion. The Dialogues are open to network members as well as other young people who see value in the topics of discussion.
Annual Network Peer Learnings
The Annual Network Peer Learnings are platforms where network members are informed and capacitated by means of sharing of experiences, challenges and good practice as well as discussions following presentations by invited speakers and experts on diversity-related topics and issues.
Active Citizenship Education
SAYLN recently developed an Active Citizenship Training Manual which is offered to the membership as a resource to further enhance their Managing Diversity work with young people. From 11-13 March 2015 SAYLN hosted a Training-of-Trainers course in Durban where youth practitioners from SAYLN member organisations were trained in teaching the Active Citizenship Manual in their communities.