A two-day training workshop on human rights for twenty-five teachers ended on Tuesday at the Tango conference hall in Kanifing.
The training was organised by Beakanyang in collaboration with Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.
The participants included teachers in charge of school-based human rights clubs formed by Beakanyang in twelve schools across the country.
Speaking on the occasion, deputy permanent secretary Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Adama Jimba Jobe applauded Beakanyang for arming teachers with relevant knowledge and skills in human rights education.
He urged participants to take the training seriously and to share the knowledge and skills gained with their colleagues.
DPS Jobe reaffirmed his ministry’s commitment in working with development partners and stakeholders such as Beakanyang to promote and develop education sector of the country.
For his part, Nfamara Jawneh, executive director of Beakanyang thanked the US Embassy and MoBSE for partnering with his organisation to bring the much needed human rights education to the doorstep of every Gambian.
“During the past couple of months we have formed human rights clubs in a dozen schools across the country and the outcome of this project has surpassed our expectation,” he stressed.
According to him, at the recently concluded national inter-schools human rights quiz finals, students as young as primary school pupils have demonstrated their full understanding of the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
He reaffirmed his NGO’s resolve to continue raising awareness on human rights while thanking participants for their active participation.
The ceremony was chaired by the program officer of Beakanyang Mr Tumani Danjo who thanked teachers and school authorities for the collaboration.
Ibrahim Kaba Khan, teacher coordinator of Gambia Senior Secondary School human rights club delivered the vote of thanks and applauded Beakanyang and partners for increasing their understanding of human rights.