Thirty two teachers from Govt. Schools of Hyderabad District attended a training program organised by PARA in Hyderabad on 17-18 November, 2014.
The teachers represented 30 schools from the mandals of Himayatnagar, Musheerabad, Secunderabad, Amberpet, Nampally and Ameerpet. There were 19 female and 14 male teachers.
The programme dealt with the concept of creating Human Rights Clubs in every school. These trained teachers would spearhead the initiative in their respective schools. HR Clubs would be watchdogs for their peers inside and out of the schools.
Fr. Thomas Pallithanam the director of PARA started the first session with a short introduction to Human Rights’ concept. The Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) was on December 10 1948. Father of Indian Constitution, Mr. B.R. Ambedkar, used UDHR to make our constitution rich in Human rights. He then summarized the historical events particularly the World War I, the League of Nations the inhumanity committed by the Nazi persecutions led Hitler of Germany, the World War II, and the formation of the United Nations, which culminated in the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)”. Personal experiences of Human Rights narrated by Fr. Pallithanam made the session an unforgettable experience for the teachers.
Ms.Syamala Devi, acting CWC chairperson Hyderabad ; District Child Protection Officer, Mr. Imthiaz, Child Rights Commissioner, Ms.Sunitha, Deputy Education Officer, Hyderabad, Mr. Chiranjeevi and Telangana Teachers’ Federation leader Mr.Ravindra, enriched the program with their presence and participation at different times in the course of the training.
The teachers expressed appreciation for the training and promised to initiate HR Clubs in their schools in the coming week and send the elected club leaders for the training.