On Monday, 15 February 2016, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Al Mezan) launched its annual “Pass the Word” student training program for the fourteenth consecutive year. The program will continue for a full year as implemented by Al Mezan’s training and mass communication unit.
“Pass the Word” includes theoretical and practical components within the program. The students will receive courses on the basics of democracy, human rights and international humanitarian law and trainings on communication and moderating group discussion.
Mrs. Shirin Al Shobaki, the Coordinator of the Training and Mass Communication Unit at Al Mezan, opened the program by welcoming the 37 participants. She presented the general aims and objectives of Al Mezan as a whole and the program in particular. She emphasized the program’s importance in supporting and promoting principles of human rights and international humanitarian law.
Mrs. Al Shobaki stressed the importance of commitment to the program, which contains three phases of necessary completion. Mrs. Al Shobaki relayed student experiences from past years, where participants said that the program helped them in developing their personalities and self-confidence.
Participating students will be trained on diverse issues relating to human rights and international humanitarian law, democracy, the rule of the law, frameworks of governmental powers, international human rights conventions, operating mechanisms of international human rights law, communication skills, skills in moderating group discussions, and program development.
Mrs. Al Shobaki expressed her hope that the student would make the most of the program and demonstrate commitment towards achieving the best possible results.