Tolerance lessons

2015-06-04 06:00


The South African Jewish Museum is inviting local schools to be part of their religious and cultural diversity programme.

The South African Jewish Museum is inviting local schools to be part of their religious and cultural diversity programme.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

High levels of intolerance are often the cause of many outbreaks of violence associated with racism, xenophobia or religious differences.

The recent xenophobic attacks can be seen as an example of such intolerance.

The South African Jewish Museum has developed a religious and cultural diversity programme called Education Outreach programme.

it began two years ago and is designed for pupils between grades 5 to 7 in the province.

The pupils get to learn about the Jewish and other communities in the country.

Gabi Neudilman said: “It is important for the young people to learn about people who come from other countries and the reason they leave their homes.

The Jewish people left Europe for South Africa escaping persecution and we came here in search of a better future.”

She said the programme offered practical activities to expose learners to diversity, multiculturalism and respect.

The pupils are also taught about Islam, Christianity, African beliefs and Buddhism.

The Western Cape Education Department endorses the programme.

“We have realised that some had information regarding Jewish people but it’s in bits and pieces and we can see that when they leave, they have gained some valuable information,” she said.

Up to 60 pupils can be accommodated per visit and the programme is free.

The Museum also provide lunches for those schools on a feeding scheme programme and is able to help subsidise transport.

Neudilman also encouraged other schools to contact the museum as well as other communities from the community.

Interested parties can call 021 465 1546 or email: education@sajewishmuseum.co.za

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Jordaan missing in action

43 minutes ago

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.