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In association with the Volunteering Service, the CAJ Grassroots Human Rights Project focuses on educating young people in local secondary schools about human rights and legal issues. Our aim is to raise awareness about human rights and push students to critically consider relevant issues. The issues covered range from broad questions like “what is a human right?” to more practical examples such as a person’s rights with regard to “stop and search” police powers and the right to education.

Volunteers will receive training on delivering sessions effectively and working with young people. Then, volunteers will go to local secondary schools to deliver sessions for students of varying ages. Each session will run for around one hour and take place weekly or fortnightly.

This project is a fantastic opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of human rights, improve their verbal communication and presentation skills, work in a team and use the knowledge and skills developed in training to benefit the local community.