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Getting Education Right
Freedom leaves us with a responsibility. The South African landscape has seen monumental changes over the last number of years. The future of a generation is cradled in what we do with our freedom. One of the pillars of society is education.
The right to learn, the responsibility to teach
- Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
- Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
- Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 26 – UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
It is one thing to have the right to education. It is another thing to have the means to exercise that right. Many vulnerable children do not necessarily have the support structure of a functional family or nurturing community. Without this network of care and support, a young child will struggle to benefit from this basic human right.
In the light of Human Rights Day, it is important to also think about the responsibility we have towards these children.
If they have the right to learn, we have the responsibility to teach, and to do what we can to provide an environment within which they can benefit from their basic human right to education.
It is one of the hopes we have at KinCulture. To be able to provide a nurturing environment for vulnerable children where they have the support they need to benefit from their basic human rights, especially also their right to education.
Read more on how you can join is in taking up our responsibility to secure their rights.
Without this network of care and support, a young child will struggle to benefit from this basic human right.