Consulting:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Schools

A world of possibilities

 

Our children are growing up in a rapidly changing, diverse, and increasingly interconnected world. Their success and that of future generations will rely on their ability to innovate, adapt to change, and work together within a multicultural global context.

One of our greatest challenges today is in providing children with the skills and mindset to navigate and succeed in this increasingly dynamic future and, to create the conditions that will bring rise to a more flexible, respectful, and open society in which they’ll all be able to thrive and work together to create a new world of possibilities.

Racism and prejudice, however, inhibit this vision of the future; they oppress, discriminate, divide us, limit possibilities, and perpetuate systems of inequality. Racism and prejudice continue to deny people their freedom and humanity. They are literally matters of life and death. We must take responsibility, educate ourselves, speak out and actively contribute toward change.

If we each play a part and work together to tackle racism and prejudice we can create positive change and a brighter future, for all our children, locally and globally.

Bringing diversity, equity and inclusion into everyday practice

 

Schools have a role to play

School communities, as a whole, can play a significant role in preventing and reducing racism and prejudice. They have the opportunity to open our minds; provide us with mirrors and windows through which we can see a range of perspectives and develop a healthy sense of identity; share more inclusive messages; and empower us to question and challenge the status quo with the potential to lead the next generation toward a stronger, more cohesive future where every child and individual has the potential to thrive.

Research across both social and physical sciences provides a complicated picture of the roots of prejudice and racism and the factors that lead to their pervasiveness and perpetuation. Research also provides us with information on what we can do to dismantle their psychological, social and structural manifestations. There are practical steps each of us can take toward positive change.  

The advantages of human diversity are well documented. Research also shows that students achieve better academically in an educational environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and provides each child with a sense of belonging.

The roots of racism are multidimensional and complex. Schools can’t solve everything, but they have an important role to play and there are many things they can do! Our goal is to help them do that.

Khuthaza encourages a positive, proactive approach to enhancing school cultures and informing everyday practice. We aim to support educators and school communities through strategy and practice-based principles, sharing resources, access to a network of people with diverse perspectives and experiences, and related coaching.  

Our strategy for work in the education sector revolves around collaboration with school communities, consultants, and non-profits. There are a range of skills and perspectives required in this work. We aim to utilise our core areas of focus and strength in partnership with others as we support positive change in schools.  

Educators have the opportunity to lead positive social change.