Fifteen children from Democracy Prep in Harlem, New York participated in a dialogue meeting with former Sacred Heart College alumni pupils on June 28 at Sacred Heart College.
The main focus areas were race and gender equality where they expressed that racism is still a major issue around the world and still needs to be addressed.
Speaking of their challenges they said that racist comments that trend on Twitter also happen in the US and they experience it in their daily lives.
Democracy Prep is a charter school where learners are from economically disadvantaged homes in New York. The school emphasises that regardless of demographics or social status, learners who work hard and are educated can change the world.
“The children who are expected to travel halfway around the world were immersed in the ‘melting pot’ of Sacred Heart College’s diverse students, teachers and alumni body as they participated in classes, tours to historical sites and activities,” said Sacred Heart College marketing co-ordinator, Mrs Lynn Walker.
“At Democracy Prep learners are taught to become active citizens in society and skills they will use when they host sports programmes with learners from the Three2Six and Observatory Girls schools,” said Mrs Walker .