INTER-FAITH, INTER-CULTURAL SCHOOL EXCHANGE AND TWINNING PROJECT
Each year, the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative selects grade 10 learners from 5 culturally different schools in Cape Town to engage in a yearlong programme of an interfaith and inter-cultural nature.
This project offers the learners an exciting and refreshing opportunity to examine their schools as a community within South Africa and what this means in a country of such cultural diversity and difference. The follow up programme involves learners volunteering with the Siyazingisa Tutoring Programme in partnership with the Amy Biehl Foundation.
The aims and objectives of this programme are as follows:
• To promote respect; empathy; responsibility; peace, social cohesion, reconciliation, and social activism.
• To create a greater understanding of self (identity), and respect for people from different religions, faiths, cultures, and backgrounds, within the school environment and the broader community.
• To be aware of contemporary social issues that impact negatively on local and global issues
For more information contact Marlene Silbert: firstname.lastname@example.org