The entire JHS 1-3 students of Great Winners School Complex have been equipped with detailed human rights knowledge and skills at a human rights awareness programme organized by Stand Ghana on Friday, 4th October 2019 at Hohoe in the Volta Region of Ghana.
The over one hour talk centered on the content of Child Rights according to the 1990 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as issues of Child Abuse.
The presentation was delivered by the Executive Director of Stand Ghana, Madam Rose Mary Kayi who gave students detailed explanations on the specific rights and freedoms they are entitled to as children; how to defend and fight for their rights; and the need to expose perpetrators of abuse.
She emphasised the fact that as young people they have the duty to empathize with victims of abuse in their communities.
Madam Rose Mary advised the female students in particular to make smart choices and protect themselves from deception and sexual advances from men as this will only destroy their education and future.
Both students and teachers who participated in the programme expressed deep appreciation to the Stand Ghana team for giving them the opportunity to learn about their basic human rights and freedoms as well as responsibilities in society.
We believe that every child, no matter where they come from have the right to know and have accurate understanding of their fundamental human rights in order to be better protected from abuse.