The Nairobi Slums Human Rights projects based in Korogocho ward has given the people of the area hope by teaching them their rights.
Speaking to Taarifa news Baraza Mang’eni Project manager of the Nairobi Slums Human Rights project manager says that there is a difference between literacy and human right.
“Research shows that there is a difference between literacy and Human rights. For as to achieve that we decided to empower people to learn more about human rights and them to become human rights defenders and rights changers. When they finish their work Is to go back to the community. They were chosen because they had a great impact in the community,” said Baraza.
The Project Manager said that they have five schools in which they are currently educating and the project is sponsoring 28 students at the Tangaza University.
“In four schools that is St Martin, Watoto wetu, St Francis and St Johns are under Comboni mission so we had no problem with asking for teachers, For Emmaus we followed the administration but we are sponsoring them with books and desks every year,” he added.
Mr Baraza said that the main challenge they are passing through is the fact that people think the project has money.
“The main problem we have is that when we call people for meetings to educate them, they think there is money involved but as for us all we want to do is to educate them on their Human Rights and how to express themselves,” Said Baraza.
Grace Wairimu a student at Tangaza University sponsored by the project is pleading with the government to incorporate the Human Rights in the education curriculum.
“We are pleading with the government to incorporate the Human Rights in the system for us to change our country well because right now we are doing the education after school hours,” said Wairimu.
Isaiya Tony advised other pupils to join the Human Rights club so that they can educate themselves and know their human rights.
“I would like to advice other children that if they know their rights it would be important and if parents assist their children it would really be good because the children will have discipline and respect,” says Tony.