Human Rights Reporters Ghana leads Human Rights Day sensitization at Kiddy’s Garden School of UPCO

By Elizabeth Bombande II Contributor
Human Rights Human Rights Reporters Ghana leads Human Rights Day sensitization at Kiddys Garden School of UPCO

On Human Rights Day 2023, a significant educational outreach unfolded as Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG), a prominent non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights, conducted a sensitization program at Kiddy's Garden School of UPCO.

The event, part of HRRG's mandate to educate the youth on their rights and responsibilities, aimed to instil in students an understanding of human rights concepts and the importance of upholding these rights in their daily lives.

The program, carefully curated to correspond with the global theme of Human Rights Day, offered an array of activities designed to engage students and staff in meaningful dialogue about the significance of human rights.

The HRRG team led by its executive director, Mr. Joseph Kobla Wemakor, equipped with educational materials and expertise, provided age-appropriate presentations that covered a range of topics from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Sustainable Development Goals to practical ways children can be human rights advocates within their communities.

Participants were introduced to the history and relevance of Human Rights Day, which is celebrated annually on December 10th to commemorate the United Nations General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

The declaration, a milestone document in human rights history, sets forth fundamental human rights to be universally protected.

The interactive sessions facilitated by HRRG at Kiddy's Garden School of UPCO highlighted how human rights are intertwined with the daily lives of students.

Specifically, the emphasis was on the rights to education, freedom of expression, and protection from discrimination - all pertinent to the school environment.

By doing so, HRRG inspired a young audience to recognize their role in nurturing a culture of respect and equality both within the school setting and in the broader society.

Moreover, the program offered an invaluable opportunity for students to learn about instances where human rights can be compromised and how to respond to such situations.

It also prompted discussions on the responsibilities that accompany these rights, thus fostering a sense of citizenship and accountability among the young participants.

Beyond students, the sensitization effort extended to educators and staff at Kiddy's Garden School of UPCO.

HRRG conveyed the importance of a rights-based approach to teaching and administration within educational institutions.

Teachers were encouraged to incorporate human rights education into their curricula, ensuring that the promotion of human dignity and respect becomes a cornerstone of learning.

As Human Rights Day 2023 concluded, the impact of the sensitization effort by Human Rights Reporters Ghana at Kiddy's Garden School of UPCO was apparent.

The over 600 participants emerged more informed about their rights and empowered to act as agents of change in advocating for human rights.

In conclusion, the collaboration between HRRG and Kiddy's Garden School of UPCO on Human Rights Day 2023 has undoubtedly strengthened the foundation for human rights education among the youth.

By educating the future custodians of society about their rights, responsibilities, and the significance of human rights observance, HRRG has contributed to the cultivation of a generation that is more just, empathetic, and aware of the imperative to uphold the dignity of all individuals.