Palau Bar Association Donates to Benefit Local Program
Donation Provides 60 New Books for High School Constitutional Law Classes
Koror, March 13, 2008 – On March 11, the Palau Bar Association donated 60 books to Constitutional Literacy International (CLI) to use for the newly developed program that teaches high school students in Koror their constitutional rights.
The constitutional law classes are taught by volunteer lawyers from both institutions. The courses are held once a week as part of another class such as civics, government and sociology. The 60 donated books will facilitate these courses and provide students with case studies that they can relate to.
The Palau Bar Association has partnered with CLI to secure the success of the program in hopes of promoting constitutional literacy at a young age. “From the very beginning, we believed in this project because of the importance of educating young minds about the law and the Palau Constitution,” said Siegfried Nakamura, Vice President of the Palau Bar Association. “This is especially important this year when Palauan voters will have the opportunity in November to vote on twenty-two proposed constitutional amendments,” added J. Uduch Sengebau Senior, another member of the Palau Bar.
The Palau Bar Association is an organization made up of lawyers who are licensed to practice law in Palau.
CLI is a young non-profit organization based in the United States. Its mission is to provide education on constitutional concepts to young people in developing democracies around the world. Its goal is to teach students their rights, how to become effective democratic citizens and the importance of law in maintaining a stable and just society.
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