In a bid to root out racism and highlight the inequalities faced by South Africans, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation is hosting an Anti-Racism school assemblies initiative.

The initiative forms part of the Anti-Racism Network South Africa’s (ARNSA) programme to mark Anti-Racism Week 2018 from March 14 – 21 to commemorate Human Rights Day.

The school’s assemblies programme will see celebrities, struggle heroes and human rights activists visiting primary and high schools as ambassadors to talk to pupils about racism under the theme: #RootOutRacism.

The foundations spokesperson Zaakirah Vadi says the talks are aimed at, tackling and identifying racism, with the aim of creating awareness.

Vadi adds that they are engaging with the Department of Education to discuss the implementation of a national school race policy.

One of the ambassadors talking to the pupils is the foundation’s board member, Premi Naidoo. Naidoo says they hope pupils can see each other as equals and not judge one another based on the colour of the skin.

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