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Human rights and philosophy should be taught in school!

As a member of the Sudanese community, where human rights are constantly violated and where people, mostly the younger generations, do not tend to engage in critical issues affecting the whole nation, I believe that Education should be changed and transformed into teaching the students how to think philosophically and lay the foundation for that since nursery school, rather than indoctrinating them with ideologies and beliefs that would just dull their minds and make them incapable of questioning things, and taking initiative to find solutions to problems.
Many people here are very unaware of their rights, know nothing about vital issues like economics, for example, and completely oblivious to what's written in the Constitution.

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  • Feb 18 2013: I strongly support the idea of teaching the basics of human rights in school, which will give the students an overview of legally binding framework in sphere of human rights protection. Naturally, students are supposed to get an insight of recognised and inherent rights of every individual, but I suppose that such aspects as violation of HR and opportunities of seeking legal remedies and legal protection would be of crucial importance as well. The problem is, however, is that in some countries (maybe in Sudan too?) school curriculums are designed and approved by the relevant govermental authorities. That might be a barrier when trying to introduce new schemes of secondary education.
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      Mar 5 2013: Yea, everything is designed and approved by governmental entities, That makes the problem even more complicated :)
      I believe that Through NGOs we can raise people's awareness about human rights along with fighting our battle against the current regime.
      also, we can do it indirectly at schools without having a fixed curriculum, until the conditions get better.

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