Children’s rights in the spotlight at UFS


As part of the province’s Youth Month celebrations the Free State Department of Education and the Free State Centre for Human Rights at the University of the Free State will present a learner dialogue for 160 learners of the Motheo District from Wepener, Dewetsdorp, Ladybrand, Thaba-Nchu, Botshabelo and Bloemfontein.
The aim of the dialogue is to address the challenges learners are faced with in their respective schools and the country at large. The event will take place on 19 June 2018 on the University of the Free State’s main Campus.
The dialogue will focus on children’s’ rights, their needs and vulnerabilities, and the right to participate in all matters that concern them. During the interactions, the emphasis will be on learners’ expression of what they see as important challenges that they are faced with in their schools, how they are affected by them, and what they think should be done.
Learners will be given an opportunity to interact with each other in their different commissions and later present their final deliberations to the invited officials such as the Free States MEC of Education Tate Makgoe, the Director of the Free State Centre for Human Rights, Prof Danie Brand, and the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof John Mubangizi, and others.
The dialogue will start at 08:30 and ends at 16:00 on 19 June 2018 at the Reitz Hall, Centenary Complex at the University of the Free State. – Courant News