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Newgiza University (NGU) signs a cooperation protocol with the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR)

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sameh Farid, President of NGU, and Ambassador Moushira Khattab, President of the NCHR, signed a cooperation protocol between the two institutions in an attempt to promote and build the human rights’ culture among the university’s community.

This initiative stems from NGU’s mission to develop its students, both educationally and pedagogically, and the pivotal role that the NCHR plays in endorsing and promoting human rights, together with the eagerness of both institutions to effectively contribute to the implementation of Egypt’s National Human Rights Strategy within the country’s 2030 Vision.

The protocol signing was witnessed by Ambassador Mahmoud Karem, Vice President of the NCHR, Dr. Hala Sakr, Dean of the School of Economics and Politics at NGU, Ambassador Fahmi Fayed, Secretary-General of the NCHR, and Dr. Hoda Shaltout, political science lecturer at NGU.

This agreement aims to educate the university’s students on human rights, through preparing and implementing joint programs that work on building new cadres and a new generation of university graduates who are qualified, as well as believers in the culture of respecting and promoting human rights. This will be achieved through on-going seminars, conferences, educational training materials, and publications on social media platforms.

The protocol also aims to prepare specialists in the field of human rights who will become advocates and ambassadors for human rights and can raise awareness about diverse humanitarian issues.  This will be realized through experts and specialists exchange between NGU and the NCHR to implement the joint activities, as well as adopting and implementing a program of experts and faculty members visits, in addition to organizing various field visits for NGU students.

The cooperation protocol will follow a short, intermediate, and long-term plan with concrete deliverables, which covers all NGU schools, including the medical sector, to educate the future healthcare professionals on the rights, and how to deal with the vulnerable and marginalized groups like children, pregnant women, the elderly, minors, and those living with AIDS, among others.

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sameh Farid, President of NGU, highlighted the vital role that this agreement will have on raising, developing, and spreading awareness of human rights in the different fields among students and the society, in addition to establishing the idea of ​​citizenship among youth, which will instill a sense of national belonging with an identity that reflects our culture, history and challenges.

Prof. Dr. Farid added that Newgiza University (NGU) is distinguished by its modular integrated system that qualifies students to deal with issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. This will automatically be reflected on how students tackle the human rights issues, ensuring a comprehensive vision to these rights to cover healthcare, education, freedom of scientific research and creativity among other domains. He also pointed out the importance of embracing human rights and the continuous capacity building to provide integrated care, development, and social protection for all citizens without discrimination.

Ambassador Moushira Khattab, President of the NCHR, expressed her honor to cooperate with Newgiza University (NGU), highlighting the importance of youth’s awareness of human rights as they play a pivotal role in spreading the human rights culture since they represent the most vital and courageous force in the society, and hence, they are considered key players to achieve Egypt’s National Human Rights Strategy.