Includes lectures and educational activities during March 2018
9 prizes for the best articles for the secondary stage and drawings for primary and preparatory schools reflect the message and objectives of the campaign
Doha: Sunday 4 March 2018
The National Human Rights Committee will launch tomorrow the “Education as a right and a duty” campaign, which will continue throughout March, and aims to spread the culture of the rights and duties of students in the field of education to school children, their parents and educational staff. Mr. Abdullah Al Mahmoud, head of Media and Public Relations at the National Human Rights Committee, stated that: “as part of the efforts of the Committee and its keenness to spread the culture of human rights in various segments of society, we launch “Education as a right and a duty” campaign”.
* The idea behind the campaign and its objectives
The campaign aims at raising awareness about the rights and duties of students in education, the rights and duties of teachers in schools, and urging students to understand their rights, and respect for the rights of others. Through the campaign, we seek to instill the concept of the rights and duties of students in education by educating them about the importance of their rights in society and school, developing their basic culture on the concept of human rights and duties, as well as instilling the values of empathy and tolerance in the treatment of others, and urging school students to do good and guide friends to the right way, and to do good collectively, including affection, respect and appreciation.
* Purpose of involving parents
This reflects the National Human Rights Committee’s keenness to spread the culture of parents’ rights and duties through awareness messages and educational posters that the students will transfer to the home. It is the duty of the school to guide parents. The goal of the campaign is to guide parents to be partners in the educational process in general and in behavioral and moral control, in addition to helping the school to effectively build an environment and to adhere to and respect the policies of the school, as well as to encourage students to attain educational and behavioral discipline.
* Campaign program
The National Human Rights Committee has set up a enriched program targeting students in 12 primary schools in Qatar. The students will benefit from lectures and educational activities to raise awareness of their rights and duties in the field of education and human rights.
* Activities within schools
Al-Mahmoud pointed out that the committee will visit a number of schools to give a series of awareness lectures on the right to education and other rights, as well as educational recreational activities, drawing competitions and distribution of awareness posters for school students. A wall chart will also be posted at the entrance to the schools, which will include targeted awareness messages about students’ rights and duties for students and parents.
* Educational and awareness lectures
The awareness campaign will be supervised by a dedicated cadre of specialists in the National Human Rights Committee, who will present a series of lectures and organize targeted events.
The lectures will address issues related to the rights of the child, such as a lecture on the right to identity, the right to citizenship, the right to health, the rights of persons with disabilities, the right to a healthy environment, the right to education, the right to an environment, The right to work, the right to build a family, the importance of women’s rights to development, the right to health, and the right to education. The lecture series will be organized in Abu Hanifa Model School, Maria Coptic Preparatory School for Girls, Al Wakra Preparatory School for Girls, Sakina Preparatory School for Girls, Al Israa Primary School for Girls, Rufaida Bent Ka’ab Preparatory School for Girls, Umm Ayman Secondary School for Girls, Saad bin Abi Waqas Model and Umm Salamah Primary School for Girls.
* Intensive competitions to motivate students
A competition entitled “Know Your Rights” will be organized on the best Arabic essay for high school students and a competition for the best drawing that reflects the campaign’s slogan and mission for primary and middle school students. 9 valuable prizes shall be distributed at the end of the campaign for the best works presented. The jury will select three winners for the best essay, three winners for the best drawings for primary school students, and three other prizes for best drawings for middle school students. The nine winners will receive valuable prizes that will be a positive incentive for them in their educational path. The proposed works will be presented in mid-April.