Grade ‘A’ Empowerment

In June 2009, Accra High School partnered with Amnesty International (AI) for an initiative called the ‘Human Rights Friendly School Project’ (HRFSP) – a program that attempts to integrate human rights values and principles into key areas of school life.

Amnesty International has programs in 14 secondary schools worldwide, in countries like Benin, Israel, Morocco, Denmark and Italy.

According to AI: schools that work towards becoming human rights friendly institutions will act as examples – microcosms, if you will – that such a culture is achievable.

Recently I met with program coordinator Isaac Kwame Nyanteh about the program while the kids prepped for a competition they call the “Constitutional Games”.

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