Our projects run over several sessions and can be integrated into the curriculum or organised after school. Each project involves the following stages:
Introductory Workshop: Students are introduced to the background and concepts of Human Rights in fun and engaging ways. They are encouraged to think about groups in their own community or region whose rights are infringed or violated. They then decide on a group they would like to focus on and outline what they would like to learn from them.
Connections Experience: Students meet individuals from the group they have selected. This may be through a visit to an organisation working with this group, via video calls with groups in other countries or through interactive, creative or sports activities.
Reflection and Planning Workshop: Students reflect on their connections experience and what they have learnt from it. They are helped to identify issues they could address and are assisted in planning a practical project to do this. Projects may range from awareness-raising within their school or community to advocacy campaigns, fundraising and practical projects.
Project Implementation: This is carried out by students over a period agreed with the school. Students work in groups or individually according to their project plans.
Project Review Workshop: In this final workshop students review the outcomes of their project and how well they feel they met their goals. They reflect on what they have learned from the process and how they will take this with them in future.