Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has announced the launch of an educational awareness campaign for school students in the various educational stages aiming at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
The first phase of this campaign is aimed at Qatar Academy Doha schools operating under the umbrella of pre-university education at Qatar Foundation for Science and Community Development.
Head of Public Relations and Media Unit at the NHRC, Abdullah Ali al-Mahmoud, explained that the health safety campaign in schools comes in the framework of the ongoing efforts made by the NHRC to limit the spread of the coronavirus among students, especially after the adoption of the blended learning policy, under which the students must attend their lessons in the schools, in accordance with the precautions set by the Ministries of Public Health and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
Al-Mahmoud said that the NHRC is carrying out an awareness campaign about the necessity of adhering to coronavirus precautions that are appropriate for all educational stages, using various means, including brochures, colouring books, short films.
He stressed the urgent need for school students to be consistent with these precautions in order to protect themselves and their families, from the standpoint of the right to health for all, and preventing a second wave of the coronavirus, which has already started sweeping many countries with huge numbers of infections.
Al-Mahmoud noted that the NHRC will continue its health safety campaign to cover all state schools at all stages, in co-ordination with the administrations of those schools, as part of its awareness and educational role and its legal mandate in the State.
He noted the memorandum of understanding between the NHRC and the Ministry of Education in October 2019 to strengthen the existing relations between the two sides to spread the culture of human rights and education, and to encourage schools to apply and integrate human rights concepts and principles.
The two sides agreed to develop a plan to spread the culture of human rights in educational institutions, as well as the formation of a joint committee to propose aspects of co-operation in the areas covered by the memorandum, prepare draft programmes for the implementation of its provisions, determine the parties' obligations, follow up on implementation and evaluate results, and develop programmes to conduct research and studies in accordance with the procedures and requirements of work agreed upon between the two parties.