Maritzburg College is a diverse school – and our youth lie at the heart of a more equal and inclusive society. The Social Awareness programme includes boys, staff old boys and parents, all of whom are committed to achieving these aims.
Social awareness concepts are interwoven into the fabric of the College experience – and these principles are embraced as the foundation for future change.
As a South African campus, we know that addressing a culture of openness about topical South African issues is a gateway to global mindfulness.
Not only does this break down barriers, but this culture of tolerance entrenches the place of every College boy within a changing local and international society.
Raising Awareness Through Education
The opportunity to discuss and write about social issues raises awareness, supports understanding, and mobilises change. The Social Awareness Forum complements in-classroom and community activities and the forum hosts a range of initiatives – including workshops, training, programmes, festivals – each year to extend the relevance of this focus into the College community.
Social Awareness Forum gives us the ability to understand social and ethical norms. Students understand the perspectives of other students and become more aware of the environment around them. It is a safe environment where boys can voice their opinions on topics at hand, which educates others. We are a forum that aims to rectify social issues and inequalities across the board.
I have grown with the forum since I joined. I have gained a lot of knowledge and self-confidence and I would encourage more students to join.
As part of the College community, you will become an intrinsic part of the future. At College, we nurture your individuality within the broader College ethos – which is deeply committed to rights, freedoms, and transformation.