The REP (the Rights Education Project) aims to equip young people throughout Aotearoa with a working knowledge about their legal rights & responsibilities. The REP is education for young people by young people, and our vision is that no young person in New Zealand should suffer through a lack of awareness of their key rights and responsibilities.
How does the REP work?
The REP is a series of eight, one-hour education sessions on a range of different topics. Modules currently available are Employment, Tenancy, Consumer Law, Police, Family Law, and Sex, Health & the Law, Alcohol & Drugs and Cars. We are also working on modules about the Treaty of Waitangi, Internet Law and Human Rights Law.
Each module can be presented as a structured class (with slides, teaching guides and classroom games), but for groups wanting more flexibility or spontaneity, you can tailor the modules to meet your needs and interests. The REP is designed to ‘teach the teacher’ first, and gives teachers all the tools you need to present these modules in your own classroom or learning environment.
Community Law Centres partner with groups of young volunteers (either through their local law schools or other volunteer groups such as Law in Schools), to deliver the REP in schools and alternative education centres throughout Aotearoa.