my.voice is targeted specifically to high school learners, offering them the knowledge, skills and platforms to learn to ENGAGE, SPEAK and LEAD in our democratic society.
The course is developed by a team of top academic and teaching professionals from University of Oxford (UK), Windesheim University (Netherlands), University of Johannesburg and Monash South Africa. my.voice enables an environment for young people to build their confidence, appreciate diversity and realise their unique place in society. my.voice encourages all youth to contribute to society as citizens in whichever career path they choose.
Research has shown that a “greater interaction with political ideas is likely to result in more positive judgments about democracy, and correspondingly, more negative views about autocratic forms of governance.” (Mattes from Democracy in Africa Research Unit.)
Engage South Africa is committed to safeguarding and strengthening democracy in South Africa and globally through the promotion of active citizenship and meaningful participation of youth in society.
Our Values: Engage South Africa does not affiliate with any particular political party, religion or ideology. We promote honest and constructive dialogue, awareness, tolerance, non-violence and positive engagement of youth in society. We believe in human rights, responsibility, freedom of choice and the power of diversity. We actively promote equality in terms of gender, race and economic opportunities and condemn all forms of discrimination.