On May 19th 2008 Barakat Afghanistan and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) formally agreed that the latter would run a Human Rights Teacher Training Workshop in the capital city Kabul in collaboration with Barakat.
From June 7th until the 13th, 2008, AIHRC trainers provided training to 15 teachers, of who 8 teachers were male and 7 were female.
The teachers came from Barakat schools and Literacy Courses in Jowzjan and Faryab provinces, as well as from the Andkhoy District Government's Department of Education in Faryab province.
The course began with an introduction to the concept of human rights, and then ventured into related avenues including women's rights, children's rights, human rights in Islam and Constitutional guarantees for protection of human rights in Afghanistan.
At the end of the week, the teachers were given an exam, and received certificates from AIHRC acknowledging their participation and learning.
Barakat staff are now in Faryab province where the second round of the Teacher Training course is underway.
Please watch our updates for more information as we track the Program's progress across the northern provinces of Jowzjan and Faryab.