On Thursday 24 August the Inclusive Society Institute presented its Constitutional training workshop to the learners of Bonteheuwel High. The workshop titled “Taking the Constitution to the People: Know your Rights and Responsibilities” introduces learners to the national Constitution, its concepts, meaning and importance. The workshop aims to raise awareness of how young people can apply the Constitution in their day-to-day lives.
The workshop was well received, and learners eagerly engaged to learn more about the values and principles of the Constitution. The school principal, Mr. Fester, expressed interest in having the workshop being offered on a yearly basis and was keen to expose Life Orientation teachers to the content of the workshop so that they can apply its subject matter in their teaching.
The Institute is delighted to have been joined by Sibulele Mdleleni from the Law Department at the University of Cape Town who took the opportunity to introduce the learners to Constitution Compass, a downloadable app that offers accessible guides to the national Constitution.