Heritage Education School Outreach Project – HESOP

Heritage Education School Outreach Project – HESOP

This is an annual national schools project for grade 8 to 11 learners aimed at encouraging the youth to know their heritage better as well as exploring traditions of other cultures. Schools in the country challenge each other to represent their province at a week-long camp at a national heritage site where learners are taken through an educational exchange experience of a lifetime.

2019 Programme details:

2019 is the year in which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared as the “Year of Indigenous Languages”.

Through this programme, we will be aligning our activites including research and debates around the significance of preserving and promoting endangered intangible cultural heritage such as indigenous languages.

Workshops will be conducted between February and July; and the Provincial elimination will take place between July and August.

How schools can participate

The NHC submits a concept document to the National Department of Basic Education which is circulated to provincial and district offices. After this process, schools can then register to participate. Our focus is more on disadvantaged schools and the bias is on learners who are doing Social Sciences learning areas.

For enquiries, please contact the Heritage Unit: (012) 348 1663 | Email: heritage@nhc.org.za

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