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  1. 1. FURTHERING A TRADITION OF GRASSROOTS GIVING The World As It Could Be© Human Rights Education ProgramThe World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program is an outgrowth of a series ofsuccessful initiatives carried out since 2006 to educate and inspire youth and adults to furtherhuman rights for all people. These initiatives have used the creative arts to deepen learning aboutthe Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR); they have also given participating youth thevoice to teach their peers and adults about the importance of the UDHR concepts.With the success of two years of pilot work at San Francisco’s Balboa High School and ArroyoHigh School in San Lorenzo, CA, the project now endeavors to widely distribute its high schoolcurriculum that integrates the creative arts and a culminating celebratory presentation to deepen thelearning of the UDHR, as well as to continue to commission original productions in which youthlearn about and then convey the importance of the UDHR and its 30 Articles. As part ofcommissioning the original productions, videos of the live performances, the latest being “LessonPlans” about Article 26, the Right to an Education, are produced. These videos support broaddistribution so that the inspiring work of the participating youth can help generate on-goingawareness about and engagement toward manifesting human rights for all.While raising awareness about the UDHR the project seeks to provide multiple levels of benefits: Supporting grassroots non-profits and creative arts professionals Showcasing the importance and value of creative arts to personal development and a vibrant culture Engaging youth to inspire learning, critical thinking and positive social interaction Encouraging youth who are often marginalized due to learning or physical differences to enjoy participation in school-wide events Engaging the broader community to support and celebrate accomplishments of youth Providing collaboration opportunities among non-profits, public schools and universitiesThe World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program is made possible through the generoussupport of individual, foundation and corporate contributions, as well as the participation ofcollaborating schools, organizations and creative arts professionals. To be involved, contact SandySohcot, Executive Director.Rex Foundation Tel: 415-561-3134P. O. Box 29608 info@rexfoundation.orgSan Francisco, CA 94129-0608 www.rexfoundation.orgFed ID #68-0033257

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