Schools Project

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.

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Learners from the 2013 Programme

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: silbert@holocaust.org.za