Learning about the Constitution is as easy as riding through the city and touring Con Hill.
Constitution Hill celebrated the youth with a fun-filled day of beatboxing with the first #IAMCONSTITUTION Beat Box education experience launched in celebration of Youth Month by the Ichikowitz Family Foundation.
Wednesday 15 June 2016 saw the first #IAMCONSTITUTION Beat Box education experience launched in celebration of Youth Month by The Ichikowitz Family Foundation in partnership with Constitution Hill. This next phase of the #IAMCONSTITUTION campaign offers innovative workshops and performances using the thrilling urban music genre of Beat Boxing for primary and high school learners. The campaign combines education with entertainment to offer youth a unique interactive opportunity to engage with the Constitution through contemporary creative arts.
The Youth Month event whisked away learners from Chief Albert Luthuli Primary and High Schools on a new adventure around the City of Joburg with the City Sightseeing Red Bus tour ending with an interactive Beat Box performance in the Old Fort prison cells at Constitution Hill. For the first time, these learners visited some of Joburg’s renowned heritage sites, revealing their city and history while learning about the significance of Youth Month and the Constitution.
As part of the celebration, the Luthuli Primary School learners showcased a short extract of their energetic theatre piece about the Constitution and South African history. The exchange of Jean Kitenge’s Beat Box urban style with song and dance by Luthuli School learners, highlights the strength of future generations to engage in dialogue no matter what their age.
The Ichikowitz Family Foundation Chairman, Ivor Ichikowitz: “The Constitution is a roadmap for our nation, and in a multicultural country like ours, it is our most precious asset. We have a duty to protect it for the future of our youth. Our Foundation asks South Africans to review the dreams and hopes of all those who have gone before, to look at our Constitution and determine how far we have come and what we can do to support its values for future generations. We do this by working with those making a difference, those playing their part to promote active citizenship and to continually innovate new ways to engage with our heritage and Constitution.”
#IAMCONSTITUTION is a national campaign encouraging citizens to read, embrace and live the Constitution, to celebrate the achievements of South Africa and constructively confront challenges to reach the country’s fullest potential.
Chief Albert Luthuli Primary School learners enjoying their first adventure through Joburg over Mandela Bridge with City Sightseeing Bus and The Ichikowitz Family Foundation’s #IamConstitution
Photos by Lauge Sorensen