Law Graduate Launches Legal Education Initiative for High School Learners
UKZN alumnus and award-winning public speaker, Ms Thembalethu Shange has launched an initiative to integrate legal education into the South African high school curriculum.
Shange’s company Integrate Legal Group has introduced a flagship programme based on South Africa’s legal framework for high school pupils.
‘The law ultimately shapes the future of our youth and they need to understand its precepts,’ she said.
This corporate social investment (CSI) programme will see facilitators creating a safe space for learners to engage with and interrogate certain elements of the law. An interactive, four-module curriculum with afternoon lesson options will be offered to learners who want to learn more and be a part of the programme for a year.
‘Through this programme, we aim to ensure that young people are well-acquainted with the laws that govern their country. We aim to produce upstanding citizens who are also able to interrogate and protect the legal system they are governed by,’ explained Shange.
‘We encourage schools (principals, teachers and learners) to be part of this initiative. We also call on companies to adopt schools they want to be involved in our programme as part of their CSI initiatives,’ she added.
For more information on the Integrate Legal Group visit their website: www.integratelegalgroup.co.za.
Words: Thandiwe Jumo