On Tuesday 18 October, the Inclusive Society Institute continued to roll out its new civil education programme at Westerford High School in Newlands, Cape Town. The workshop, titled “Taking the Constitution to the People: Know your Rights and Responsibilities”, is aimed at young adults at the end of their schooling.
It seeks to stimulate awareness of Constitutional principles and values. Beyond bringing awareness among the scholars of their rights, the workshop aims to evoke perception about where they can become involved in the civic and public affairs. How they can apply the Constitution in their day-to-day lives and why it is important that they take civic responsibility for their environment, community and the state at large. The session at Westerford High, which was also attended by partners from the OR Tambo School of Leadership, was very well received and plans are already in the pipeline for another session in the new year.