Strategic Priority: The Provincial Education Programme is designed to deepen the education capacity and extend the educators’ reach by supporting worker educators to be able to serve others.

In pursuing the DITSELA provincial strategy, DITSELA has scheduled Online needs analysis meetings in 4 provinces and provincial schools in 4.

Phase 2: Provincial Schools
Once the needs analysis has been done on all the four provinces, DITSELA will start the process of materials development based on the outcomes of analysis conducted. Each of the provinces shall have four courses targeting 120 participants in each province.

PARTICIPANTS

    • Shop-stewards, organisers and other worker leaders.

Phase 4: PEER EDUCATOR PROGRAMME (PEP)

Objectives

    • To build new pools of educators in all provinces and drawing on previous experiences.
    • To replenish the already established pool of educators.

This is a programme that begins with a Train the Trainer course. In 2021, a group of trade unionists will be trained as educators for PEP. These PEP educators would come from the provinces that had provincial schools previously, namely; Gauteng, Northern Cape and Free State.

The educators would then have to roll out educational activities with the objective to extend the reach and depth of the province. DITSELA is definitely not able to reach each and every person. But believes that with the PEP educators, even the furthest towns and cities can access trade union education.

These provincial educators will pilot their skills in a Rural School in their provinces, supported by DITSELA facilitators.