The Vision of the SAWIP Alumni Association for 2014 is to reinvigorate the alumni association and to grow the prominence of the alumni within the organization.

 

The Alumni Associations objective in hosting an annual Human Rights Day Seminar is to create a forum for engaging SAWIP alumni, relevant stakeholders and the broader community on issues concerning leadership and socio-economic challenges whilst promoting and celebrating human rights.

 

A full day programme has been developed that is relevant, provocative and challenging.

 

To keep the seminar topical while keeping the subject matter in line with the activities and campaigns of the Alumni Association as a whole, the working theme is ‘The Role of Active Citizenship: Does Your Vote Really Count?’

 

The seminar is envisaged to become an annual, highly esteemed and meaningful platform that explores the way in which leadership and various social spheres interact.

 

In addition, it looks to focus on leadership’s potential as a mechanism for social change.

 

The seminar further intends to encourage a sense of social responsibility amongst the delegates as well as to act as a catalyst to inspire more active participation in civil society; the most important outcome being that delegates return to their respective schools, universities, professions, communities and share the experiences and knowledge gained on the day.