The REP: Rights Education Project

The REP (the Rights Education Project) aims to equip young people in
Wellington with REP Logoknowledge and about their legal rights & responsibilities. The REP is education for young people by young people, and our vision is that no member of Wellington’s youth community should suffer through a lack of awareness of their key rights and responsibilities.

Check out our prospectus here.

Who are we?

  • The REP is a project of Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley and the Community Justice Project (Victoria University law students)
  • The REP is a team of 40 volunteer law students, with three student leaders providing project management and leadership
  • The REP is supervised by education staff at Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

What training do we provide?

Our volunteers deliver a course of eight, one-hour education sessions on a range of different topics. Topics we present are Employment, Tenancy, Consumer Law, Police, Family Law, and Sex, Health & the Law, Alcohol & Drugs and Cars.

We have structured classes (with slides, teaching guides and classroom games), but for groups wanting more flexibility and spontaneity we can tailor all our modules to meet your needs and interests.

Where do we provide training?

We provide training in alternative education centres and schools around the Wellington region, including:

Alternative Education Centres Law in Schools
YMCA Wellington Bishop Viard College
Salvation Army Youth Services Porirua College
Wellington City Mission
(Alternative Education Centre)
Mana College
Wellington City Mission
(Transition to Work programme)
Rongotai College
YMCA Wellington Sacred Heart College
ACTS Institute St Patrick’s College
Challenge 2000 St Catherine’s College
Porirua Activities Centre St Bernard’s College
Wellington Activity Centre Wellington High School
Hutt Valley Activities Centre Onslow College
House of Grace Taita College
He Huarahi Tamariki Wainuiomata College
YouthQuest Naenae College
Te Ara Whānui Kaupapa Māori Heretaunga Collge
Partners Porirua Victoria University – Tohu Diploma Students
Changemakers Wellington Victoria University – Halls of Residence
Professional Bar and Trade School Massey University
Newtown City Probation Weltec

Contact the Rights Education Project

If your school, youth programme or alternative education centre would like training, please email: ione@wclc.org.nz

The Rights Education Project Modules

Check out the modules here. Type “REP” into the Community Law Manual and click “teach the law”.