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You are never too young to change the world- YHRG chairperson

Dec 19, 2019, 1:25 PM | Article By: Jarra Cham

Chairperson of Youths for Human Rights The Gambia, Muhammed Sawaneh has affirmed and maintained a strong believe that young people are never too young to change the world.

Addressing participants during Beakanyang Kafo; a human rights group in The Gambia and Youths for Human Rights International (YHRI) celebration of international human rights day at St. Peter’s Technical Senior Secondary School in Lamin, Mr Sawaneh said the youngest person could change the world.

“It is the mission of human rights The Gambia to ensure that every child has proper human rights education and understanding of the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” he said.

It is part of Beakanyang’s efforts to decentralise human rights celebrations by staging it in various regions to encourage students and youth to take part in human rights activities.

According to the organisation, more than a dozen clubs of human rights have been launched in various senior secondary schools in The Gambia in early 2017, some of which include St. Peter’s, Armitage, Nusrat and Nyakoi in the Upper River Region.

Mr Sawaneh said educating young people about human rights is of great importance, saying that one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.