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National School Curriculum Support

South African Holocaust Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $40,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2010–June 30, 2011
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The South African Holocaust Foundation is dedicated to the creation of a just and caring society in which human rights and diversity are respected and valued. The grantee uses the lessons from the Holocaust to highlight issues related to human behavior, fragility of freedom, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. Past support enabled the grantee to train teachers throughout the country on how to teach about the Holocaust and its universal lessons for human rights. Its belief is that Holocaust history helps students to develop an understanding of the consequences of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping. The grantee will continue to train senior teachers throughout the country as trainers on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and its universal lessons on humanity. These teachers will in turn provide ongoing training to grades nine and eleven teachers in their respective provinces.