What we do:
Human rights education (HRE) is education, training and information aimed at building a culture of adherence to human rights. Human rights education is an integral part of the right to education and is increasingly gaining recognition as a human right in itself.
Knowledge of rights and freedoms is a fundamental tool to guarantee respect for the rights of all. It also prepares learners to be active, responsible and caring participants in their communities as well as at the national and global level.
A comprehensive education in human rights not only provides knowledge about human rights and the mechanisms that protect them, but also imparts the skills needed to promote, defend and apply human rights in daily life. In our experience, education should encompass values such as peace, non-discrimination, equality, justice, non-violence, tolerance and respect for human dignity.
Quality education based on a human rights approach means that rights are implemented throughout the whole education system and in all learning environments.
The youth are a critical force in the development of any society. Our programs are aimed at empowering the youth to take charge of their destiny and become the forces of social change. They are introduced to activities that help them gain self-esteem, believe in themselves, gain analytical and decision-making skills, and general life skills.
It is important that our youth be raised to become socially responsible citizens. Besides providing youth with material and technical support, our programs are encouraging them to engage in socially aware projects and activities that will promote the good of the community.
Through this work, they become aware of the needs of the people in communities around them. It is an opportunity to learn and share talents and gifts with those who are underprivileged, especially by the elderly, single mothers, widows, child-headed families, and the sick.
The resulting end is that young people who take an active role in community development have a heightened sense of duty and responsibility. This is critical to raising responsible children and building a strong nation.
In all implementing programs, Mustaqbal Foundation utilizes an integrated gender and rights-based approach. Integrated learning means, relating education to the real lives of girls and women. A right based approach means recognizing girls and women as rights bearers. Participants under MF’s educational and vocational skills programs are therefore taught self-awareness education encompassing issues such as FGM, Management of Maturation Process (as health and human rights issues), HIV/AIDS, Women’s Rights, gender and participation in development, primary and community health, peace, democracy and reconciliation and environmental education.
Our program works on the ground with advocacy efforts that multiply our impact and lift up those in greatest need, especially women and the youth. Our commitment to advocacy draws from our experience around the world and promotes policy reforms that foster strong, resilient communities and respond to humanitarian needs.
We support the efforts of poor women, youth, and families by promoting policy reforms that improve foreign assistance programs and address the lack of access to resources and opportunities – creating a ripple effect that impacts their daily lives. We advocate for equality among the sexes through the protection of basic rights and the improvement of policies and legal frameworks. This is through improving access, availability, and quality of services.
All of our work, programming, advocacy, and campaigning are rooted in the fundamental belief that every last child has the right to survive, learn, and be protected.
Our pioneering spirit to stand up for every last child has not faltered as every day, we’re standing up and speaking out wherever children are in crisis. From living trapped in conflict, to fleeing for their lives as refugees, or seeking shelter from climate-induced disasters, millions of children across the globe today are facing extreme fear, uncertainty, discrimination, and denial of their most basic rights.
Through all of the complexities of these different crises, one thing is clear and simple: we can and must do more to protect children and stand up for their rights. Our policy and advocacy team works to ensure that people can access the health and education services they are entitled to and that people with disabilities are not excluded or discriminated against but empowered to claim their rights.
Environmental challenges in East-Africa are mostly natural and man-made. These challenges are related to deforestation, water scarcity waste disposal in the sea and land.
Man-made environmental problems include deforestation for charcoal export, the dumping of hazardous waste, and livestock and agricultural practices which place a strain on natural resources. The increasing aridity of East-Africa climate coupled with excessive timber cutting and overgrazing needs extensive and collaborative intervention to prevent further deforestation and desert encroachment.
Environmental protection is one of the basic prerequisites for the overall development of East-Africa. If economic growth and development are to be established, and there is no country in the world that does not want to do so, biodiversity must be contributed. As awareness of environmental protection is developed, human awareness is also developed about the need to preserve the environment by preventing adverse impacts on nature. Law, as a scientific discipline, plays a significant role in these endeavors.
Mustaqbal Foundation are committed to educate people against cutting trees and plant trees. By doing various information campaigns and projects that aim to increase environmental awareness and find alternatives to charcoal export.