Human Rights Lesson Plans for Southeast
Asian Schools Launched in Manila
|HURIGHTS-Osaka Chief Researcher
Jeff Plantilla hands over to FNF Communications Officer Alexandra
Cuyegkeng the different versions of the Human Rights Lesson
Plans for Southeast Asian Schools.
HURIGHTS-Osaka, an Asia-Pacific human rights information center,
in cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) launched
Human Rights Lesson Plans for Southeast Asian Schools
in a simple ceremony on April 5, 2005 in Manila. The unveiling
of this first-of-its kind publication in Southeast Asia
coincided with the opening of the orientation and training workshop
for 20 educators from Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia
and Philippines. Understanding that one of the most basic rights
is for people to learn that they have rights, the curriculum workshop
is geared towards discussing the principles of human rights, the
framework of the publication and its use as a training manual
in developing a human rights based curriculum for all grade levels.
“The liberal Foundation promotes the advancement of freedom
primarily through education,” FNF Communications Officer
Alexandra Cuyegkeng said in her message at the launching ceremony.
“It is our belief that in fostering a consciousness of basic
rights, freedom and liberty will eventually prevail,” she
added. “Though the publication of this book is a small step
towards that goal, it is nevertheless an important step
in educating and training the students of Southeast Asia about
the fundamental rights they are entitled to.”
Aside from an English version, the human rights lesson plans
are also printed in Khmer, Bahasa Indonesia, Vietnamese
may download the English version of the Human Rights Lesson
Plans for Southeast Asian Schools publication by clicking
on this icon.
For more information on HURIGHTS-Osaka visit www.hurights.or.jp