School of Human Rights - Developing Informal Education and promoting Activism in Young People in the Field of Human Rights Protection in Eastern Slovakia
Summary of project results
High school education in Slovakia normally doesn´t offer young people the experience that would influence their perception of human rights of disadvantaged groups and motivate them to some sort of activism. The project contributed to improving the quality of non-formal education of young people in the field of human rights in Eastern Slovakia. It was implemented by activists who are already involved in the promotion of human rights. This fact increased the level of introduced education and also was very helpful for personal engagement of young people in their community. Members of minorities and disadvantaged groups were encouraged to be active in the protection of their rights and the public became more familiar with the significance of respecting human rights. 43 young participants attended 2 events at the School of Human Rights learnt about the importance of human rights and took part in activities related to their promotion. The capacities and performance of human-right NGOs were strengthened by training of 10 workers and active involvement of 10 volunteers in their activities where they provided about 150 hours of work. The partnership of NGOs will constribute to continuation of developing the achieved project results, which is also in compliance with the strategic plan that was developed for the School of Human Rights. The long-term impact of the project relates to more sensitive perception of young people towards human rights of disadvantaged groups.
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