Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to host an Outreach Program with school children at OR Tambo building on the 17th of September 2010 10h00

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will host a school Imbizo based on the model of the United Nations General Assembly at the OR Tambo Building in Pretoria.

The aim of the program is to create an authentic sense of the functioning and the deliberations of the General Assembly and enrich their understanding of the world of Multilateralism.” “Indeed this will enhance the learners understanding of the nature of international politics, thus creating interest in the world of global politics” the Minister said.

“The outreach program is part of the overarching strategy of domestication of our foreign policy and institutionalizing international relations amongst learners in the Republic of South Africa” explained the Minister.

This year participants are schools from disadvantaged communities of Soshanguve (Kgomotso High School) and Atteridgeville (Saulridge Comprehensive High) with special emphasis on sixty percent female representation in the project.
The Minister will be joined by representatives from the Provincial and Local Government as well as school principals and teachers.

For more information, please contact the Mr Malusi Mogale on 0826750380
Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

OR Tambo Building
Soutpansberg Road
Pretoria, RSA

16 September 2010

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