(NATCOM) – Basseterre, April 18, 2016: The recently established Steering Committee of the local chapter of Youth For Human Rights International (YHRI) recently distributed YHRI Awareness Kits to Educators on St. Kitts and familiarized them with the contents and teaching strategies.
Speaking passionately about this initiative, Ms. Ms. Jacqulin Christopher (Social Worker/Community Affairs Officer) who initially proposed the YHRI project, urged Teachers to use the materials given in every aspect of teaching, “If we as teachers, educators, and technocrats try to inculcate these thirty human rights into the brains of the young people we would have a better society.” She pleaded, “Help us to help our youths and our young children and help us to push the information.”
Another initiative that is underway is development of the Youth For Human Rights Organizational Club. Mr. Terry Morris implored that various agencies needed to get on board to ensure sustainability with regards to the promotion of the rights and the responsibilities that they carry. He explained, “The Organization will be the driving force, it would be the structure that is in place to sustain all of the efforts and to bring some measure of continuity to further empower our young people regarding their human rights.”
It was noted that Charles E. Mills Secondary School, Beach Allen Primary, Basseterre High School and Verchilds High school, have in the past benefited from literature and resources of the YHRI and have made tremendous progress with regards to the incorporation of the material in lessons.
The UNESCO funded Youth for Human Rights Awareness Project was officially launched in St. Kitts and Nevis on November 20th, 2014. It was designed to raise awareness, generate interest, educate and stimulate youth about their human rights.