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As part of efforts to provide education on contemporary global issues, Global Educators for All Initiative and the Millennium Development Ambassadors have launched several initiatives to provide quality information and training.

One of such initiatives is the Basic Course in Human Rights Education for Educators through radio and via sms, launched during the 2011 General Assembly of Educators in Abuja, Nigeria to mark the 2011 United Nations Human Rights Day celebration, the course brought together 75 educators who registered to receive basic lessons on human rights via sms delivered to their cell phones.
The second batch witnessed over two hundred educators who registered for the course.

In addition, the Human Rights Education course is being offered through the radio The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria has recently welcomed the Global Educators introductory course on Human Rights Education by SMS and radio as a program to raise Human Rights Educators for families, schools and communities.

The first and second groups graduated on June 28, 2012, and we are now set to expand this new initiative to reach out to more parents, teachers and leaders as well as students, youths and other activists interested in learning about human rights in order to teach others.
The University of Ilorin FM station in Kwara State has approved our Voice of Teachers radio show to provide Human Rights Education via SMS and on radio.

We are therefore commencing the third batch of the Certificate Course in Basic Human Rights Education via SMS and through Radio from mid July 2012. At the moment the course is free and the course is open to all educators in formal, non-formal and informal institutions of education as well as other professionals dedicated to the promoting and protection of human rights in families, schools and communities.

The third batch shall provide diverse opportunities for lesson delivery: radio, SMS and self study model, face to face periodic meeting. Graduates of the course are beginning to work toward the establishment of Human Rights Clubs in schools, form Human Rights Committees in Communities as well as Human Rights Councils in the states and Local government areas.
Efforts are being strengthened to expand the initiative to include the Human Rights Ambassadors program

Course requirements:

  • Anyone interested in participating in the course is expected to have a mobile cell phone that has capacity to receive message in addition to having access to programs being offered in the selected radio stations or can use the recorded audio CDs.
  • Participants are expected to register with the cell phones that they will use for the program.
  • Attendance is mandatory as participants MUST be registered to take the course, allow their cell phones to receive the messages from instructors.
  • Beyond attendance, participants are expected to be attentive to all instructions and lessons as well as contribute to issues being discussed, including sending response to questions and comments.
  • On completion of the course, participants are expected to engage in community service projects in areas related to human rights issues.

    Registration to participate in the course: Interested persons should send full names, city/nation as well as telephone numbers (include country code) to +234 8038255274.

Course content:

  • General Introduction to Integrated Human Rights Education.
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article.
  • Teaching the article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Community Service: Participating in the National Family Service Corps.
To Register for Human right education course for educators, email raphael.oko@gmail.com

For more Information: Visit regularly to get more information about Human Rights Education for Educators via SMS and through radio.
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