The Department of Basic Education in partnership with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will tomorrow, Monday 25 April 2016 launch the 2016 Schools Democracy Week Programme at Reoleboge Special School in Mogwase, Rustenburg North West.
Educating learners under the theme ‘’ Not too young to learn about Democracy’’ Schools Democracy Week aims to empower the young citizens of South Africa with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for active citizenship and encouraging them to register and vote in elections, a critical step in nurturing our young democracy.
The programme will roll out in selected public schools throughout South Africa from 24 to 30 April 2016, encapsulating 27 April, national Freedom Day, when the nation will celebrate 22 years of electoral democracy.
In addition, participating schools will be furnished with materials to set up mock voting stations with ballot boxes, voting booths and dummy ballot papers to strengthen the learning experience.
Members of the media were invited to attend the commemoration as follows:
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION