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HREA assists government of Mauritius with implementation of human rights education

Port Louis, 2 December 2011 -- Paul McAdams, Senior Programme Associate at HREA, visited Mauritius from 27 November-2 December to meet with officials of the Ministry of Education, teachers and teacher trainers. On the last day of his site visit, Mr. McAdams conducted a workshop on human rights education for teachers and education staff.

Participants in HRE workshop in Port Louis (Mauritius)
Participants during workshop on human rights education in Port Louis on 2 December 2011

The visit by Mr. McAdams is part of a larger project that includes a desk review of existing educational policies, curricula, learning materials/textbooks for secondary education in schools in Mauritius. HREA was contracted by the Commonwealth Secretariat to provide technical assistance to the government of Mauritius in order to include human rights education in lower secondary education and teacher training institutes in Mauritius. HREA will submit a report with the results of the desk review and site visits and recommendations to the Commonwealth and government of Mauritius by the end of this year.

Mauritius is a member of the Commonwealth, a voluntary association of 53 countries that support each other and work together towards shared goals in democracy and development. The world's largest and smallest, richest and poorest countries make up the Commonwealth and are home to two billion citizens of all faiths and ethnicities over half of whom are 25 or under. Member countries span six continents and oceans from Africa (18) to Asia (8), the Americas (2), the Caribbean (12), Europe (3) and the South Pacific (10). The 275 staff members of the Commonwealth Secretariat execute plans agreed to by Commonwealth Heads of Government through technical assistance, advice and policy development.

In the news:

ATELIER: Paul McAdams, Teach to transform (article in Le Mauricien, 3 December 2011)

Workshop on Integration of Human Rights in Secondary School Curriculum (Government of Mauritius, 2 December 2011) 



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