WS2020 Essay Competition Overview
The theme for the year’s project is: I AM because YOU ARE, which is drawn from UBUNTU, the Southern African philosophy which epitomises the principle of shared values that ensures the sustenance and survival of the human family. The theme is inspired by observed factors and motives behind the responses of people and governments across the world to the challenges pushed forward by the rage of the pandemic. In particular, the obvious interdependence of our collective humanity has been brought to the fore in the way people and States have risen to support others experiencing the dire effects of the pandemic.
The second and integral part of the year’s cultural exchange is the essay competition which targets the youth, and is open in two categories:
Ages 12-17 – Secondary/High School students (350-400 words)
Ages 17-22 – College, University and Tertiary level students (800-1000 words).
The submission of essays will start on the 5th of June and close on the 26th of June.
Three winners from each category will be announced on the 14th of July during a scheduled Meet & Greet session in the same virtual/digital space.