Governance plays an important role in how members of the school community participate in and contribute to school life. A Human Rights Friendly School involves the school community in school governance and management in order to make informed decisions for the running of the school. Sharing responsibility for governance can often provide opportunities to cultivate relationships built on trust and respect, and of course more effective and responsible governance!
Teacher Involvement 3
This module highlights the many benefits a Human Rights Friendly School can offer to individuals and society. Use the story of “The Boy with Two Eyes” and our interactive Camping-Out situation cards to discuss diversity and difference in the classroom.
Teacher Involvement 2
Through this module’s fun activities, students get an opportunity to voice their opinions, listen to and respect others’ views and work together as equals – all tasks that instil the spirit of Human Rights Education!
Teacher Involvement 1
This introductory module explores the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its importance in daily school life. Discover the rights and responsibilities of each stakeholder(especially teachers!) in an inclusive learning environment.
How can you bring your child up to be a rights respecting individual? This module on human rights parenting helps parents understand their rights and responsibilities as members of the school community. And to find the resources to do the same at home!
Student Council - Setting Up
Student Councils strengthen how schools are run. They are channels of communication between the students and the school management, to contribute towards informed decision making. As a group of elected student representatives, the student council supports the running of the schools by suggesting new ideas that are close to students’ hearts while also voicing concerns of the student body. Click here to find ways to make the student council effective, truly representative and proactive.