Sunday, 10 March 2013

Human Rights with the Year 11s

We're going to spend a few lessons with our Year 11s talking about Human Rights.

We started by talking about the 'lists' of rights, beginning with the Universal Declaration. Then we discussed 'respect' for rights and 'violation' of rights and asked them to think of groups of people who might need special lists to make sure they would be able to enjoy the rights in the Universal Declaration. Their first suggestions were 'people in Africa' and 'poor people'. This was interesting, especially since in this lesson we really wanted them to think about things they thought should be human rights while we will go through the rights in the UDHR next week. After some discussion  about groups in a society that might be more vulnerable or treated differently they also came up with 'women' 'children' 'refugees' and 'disabled people'.

We briefly discussed the fact that governments are legally required to respect the rights they have agreed to uphold and then went through the difference between national and international law and the problem of enforcement. 

 After this we split them into two groups and asked them to draw a human rights 'tree'. In the branches we asked them to write things that all people need in order to live full lives, and in the roots we asked them to think about what is needed in order to ensure we all have these things. 

Rama, Haneen, Sondos and Marwa

Yasmine, Rasha, Naa'ma and Dalal

Reply to the Letter from LSU

Hi everyone at LSU! Thanks for the letter- our year 11s at Abu Dis Girls really enjoyed reading it. Here are two of the letters they have written back to you.

Letter from Sondos, a year 11 at Abu Dis Girls

Letter from Dalal, a year 11 student at Abu Dis Girls

And this is a video of all of our Year 11 students introducing themselves:

All the best,

Claudia and Zeynab

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Hello LSU!

A big thank you to Nafis, Jessica, Beza, Katerina, Louise and Rowen for your letter. Our Grade 11 students at Abu Dis Girls School were really excited to hear from you. We will be sending a fuller response soon, but here is a quick picture of some of them just to say Hello =)