Workshop On Education As The Hr That Promotes The Common Good

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Workshop On Education As The Hr That Promotes The Common Good

  1. 1. Education as a Human Right that Promotes the Common Good Chairman: VIDES Philippines Sr. Maria Josefina S. Carrasco
  2. 2. Summary Points • Every human right is a common good. Human rights are universal and indivisible. • We are all entitled to equal access to education, and this should include education on human rights.
  3. 3. Documents on Human Rights, Education, and Common Good • Human rights, education and the common good are embodied in the following documents: • Universal Declaration of Human Rights, • Convention on the Rights of the Child, • CEDAW, ICESCR, UNESCO Declaration
  4. 4. Documents on Human Rights, Education, and Common Good • Compendium on the Social Doctrine of the Church, • Gospels, • Humanae Vitae, • Deus Caritas Est, • and the speech of Pope Benedict XVI to the General Assembly of the United Nations.
  5. 5. Where education happens… • Education to human rights goes beyond classrooms and assemblies. With the use of TV, internet blog sites, posters, games, books, music, art, theatre and other forms of information dissemination we can advocate for education, especially, education to human rights.
  6. 6. How education promotes the Common Good • The right to education serves the common good because it can lift up persons suffering from different forms of abuses from their situation: child labor, drug addiction, battered women and children, child soldiers,
  7. 7. How education promotes the Common Good • trafficked women and children, children in armed conflict, children in conflict with the law, and women and children in situations of poverty and hunger.
  8. 8. Education, Human Rights and the Common Good • Education gives non-violent alternatives to violence and conflict. Education, especially that of education to human rights, restores their dignity and freedom, fosters respect for self and others, and develops them in various aspects of their personality. Their family, the community, and the society, in general, will reap the benefits of educating them.
  9. 9. Initiatives of VIDES • On a worldwide level, VIDES is a strong force in the advocacy on human rights and education. In the spirit of Don Bosco’s preventive system, VIDES volunteers carry on the task of educating the youth, especially women and children, that they may become good Christians and honest citizens.
  10. 10. Initiatives of VIDES • Among the activities of VIDES volunteers are: tutorials for at-risk high school girls, bible schools, skills and literacy programs for women, non-formal education, clinics, kindergarten schools, workshops for children, formative meetings, fund raising for educational programs,
  11. 11. Initiatives of VIDES • games, mobile library, summer camps, catechesis, mission camps, work among streetchildren, orphans and migrants, newsletters, games, arts and crafts, home visits, training of volunteers, etc..
  12. 12. VIDES Networking • VIDES values the importance of networking with government organizations, non-government organizations, faith-based organizations and peoples’ organizations. Through networking, VIDES volunteers have actively participated in seminars, conferences, advocacies; organized activities with non-Christians and peoples from various cultures and tribes;
  13. 13. VIDES Networking • coordinated with various international and national civic organizations, governments and parishes for its various programs for women and children; and have generated funds for all its projects.
  14. 14. Statement of COMMITMENT • Each FMA, Delegate and VIDES volunteer present in this workshop drafted their personal commitment to render free and generous service to the various programs of VIDES in their respective countries and places of assignment, particularly in the field of educating women and children and making known to them their rights.
  15. 15. Facilitator: VIDES Philippines • Sr. Maria Josefina S. Carrasco, FMA • Ms. Mariciel Estacio • Mr. Jose Maria Paolo Icasas • Mr. Felimon Pimentel • Mr. Raymund Zapanta
  16. 16. Thank You! Mabuhay!

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