Summer Training Programs of IHRE (Institute Of Human Rights Education)

Project Brief: Supporting summer programs for IHRE - (Institute Of Human Rights for Education)
Project Type: Community Awareness Programs (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: NYC/NJ
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Rohan Shirwaikar
Project Partner(s): Henri Tiphagne
Other Contacts: Veena Shankar
Project Address: , People,,Chokkikulam,
TAMIL NADU  625 002
Tel: 91-452-2539520
Stewarding Chapter: NYC/NJ
Jun 2010NYC/NJUSD 36400
Nov 2009NYC/NJUSD 8300
Jun 2009NYC/NJUSD 450
Apr 2009NYC/NJUSD 30000

Total = $75150

The summer program (camps) for the children of the program has been contemplated as a program for value addition and specific skill building in addition to providing them an opportunity for analyzing their problems in practicing human rights. The children who participate in this program demonstrate higher order values and serve as a source of inspiration for the rest of the children in their class and communities. Also, the summer camps serve to complement the 3 year human rights eduction curriculum that was taught in the school. In addition, the teachers also benefit a lot from the programs by being part of the summer camp which provides a rare opportunity for them to bring out a variety of their hidden skills and talents. The teachers who are part of the summer camps emerge as cadres of this program whose services go well beyond the school premises. The children go on to their respective schools to help form and run the Young Citizen's club for Human Rights.
To promote a HR culture by creating awareness about HR issues among parents, teachers, administrators, children and eventually the communities.
People's Watch, a national human rights organization, is a program of the Centre for Promotion of Social Concerns (CPSC). People’s Watch has been actively engaged in the protection and promotion of human rights in Tamil Nadu since 1995. People’s Watch has sought to hold the State accountable to its citizens for the chronic abuses of their rights and has worked to advance a human rights culture disposed to safeguard both the welfare and the freedom of all people. Now, after 10 years of work, People’s Watch has expanded its concerns—especially in the areas of human rights monitoring, combating torture through torture monitoring & intervention, and establishing a national coalition against torture by forming statewide networks all over India. People's Watch has also expanded its human rights education & training initiatives throughout India.
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