Youth at the Coast have been challenged to take part in human rights activism.
Addressing youth at Shimba hills in Kwale County, Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid urged the youth to engage themselves in human rights activism.
He urged the mentees to be the grassroots ambassadors of human rights across the Coast region.
“The main aim of the human rights lab is to impart knowledge and zeal on human rights issues to the young rights defenders” added Mr. Khalid.
Khalid, who prides vast experience in human rights activism, shared his good and worst experiences to the youth urging them to fight for their rights as well as that of the community.
“The youthful generation needs to take the lead role in defending for human rights,” he reiterated.
[Haki Africa Rapid response Officer Mathias Hezron Shipetta cooking food during the human rights lab mentorship at Shimba hills in Kwale county. Photo/Atrash Bwana].
On his part, Human rights agenda (HURIA) Executive Director Yusuf Lule said the human rights initiative has transformed youth and built their character.
He said the mentorship program will reach many youth in the region with an aim of making them vibrant human rights defenders.
“We are mentoring them so that they can develop and use their skills to solve various problems and challenges they face,” noted Mr. Luke.