IP4Youth&Teachers

IP4Youth&Teachers

Through a partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organisation Academy, and the Department of Basic Education, a program on IP4teachers has been developed to enable teachers to empower their pupils (the youth) to use their innovative and creative minds to develop “local solutions for local problems.” New knowledge and hence intellectual property has the ability to serve as a catalyst for social and economic prosperity and so what better way to empower the next generation than by enhancing the creativity that is already so abundant in them. The program can be rolled out to pupils from 6 until about 15 years old. Program takes place over approximately 3 months in 3 phases. Phase I: begins with a short workshop covering the basics of intellectual property before the teachers are registered for the DL-101 course – General Course on Intellectual Property. Phase II involves training in the IP4Youth multimedia toolkit (so that teaching can begin). Finally Phase III addresses sustainability and involves the development of a curriculum for consideration by the national government authority responsible for education.

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