RIGHTS FIRST Project 2013
Working with five schools in East Jerusalem, the Rights First project, launched by MEND with funding from Finn Church Aid, has begun training teachers in a curriculum that promotes a culture of human rights among Palestinian youth.
In a demoralized city like East Jerusalem, the education system plays an important role in motivating youth citizens, inspiring them with hope and dreams for the future.
The project works with five schools in East Jerusalem (from different education systems) with two teachers from each school and a selected group of students in grades 10-11.
The curriculum, which has been developed over four years in close coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Education, will provide a systematic approach to human rights, which will also help to promote some of the Millennium Development Goals, namely 1 (elimination of extreme poverty) and 3 (elimination of gender discrimination).