Teachers Trained on Human Rights [Archives:1998/22/Law & Diplomacy]

June 1 1998

The Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC) of Taiz, in cooperation with the Canada Fund Program, has organized a special training course for school and kindergarten teachers during 24-28 May in Aden. The course included 30 participants from Aden, Sanaa, Taiz, Hadhramaut, Abyan, Hodeida, Ibb, and Dhamar.
The training program concentrated on the rights of the child in international and local legislations and how to successfully convey the principles of human rights to school children. Also presented were the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Civil and Political Rights Convention and the Economic, and Social Cultural Rights Convention. The course included practical exercises. A similar course was held by the HRITC a few months ago in Taiz. At the end of the course, certificates were presented to the participants by the Governor of Aden, Mr. Taha Ahmed Ghanim.
“The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives encourages women’s participation in the development process through contributions to centers for productive families and community development in several Yemeni governorates,” explained Mr. Fouad Al-Jawahri, the Canada Fund coordinator in Yemen.
“The Canada Fund also started vocational training courses in carpentry and electrical, handicraft and secretarial skills in rehabilitation centers for the disabled, social guidance centers and orphan centers.”
“The Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia, represented by Ambassador Daniel Hobson, who encourages and supports the Canada Fund local projects initiative in Yemen, will consider any proposal from Yemeni NGOs in the development field.”
Dr. Salah Haddash,
Yemen Times