ICERD strives to promote and ensure human rights throughout all aspects of our programming. Most recently, we have focused efforts on the rights of children. Focus issues have included insistence on chemical-free school environments (reducing or ceasing spray of pesticides surrounding schools) as well as supply safe Kindergarten lunches. Students were trained and practiced to improve the knowledge and skills on ecological agriculture such as cultivation, processing and use of indigenous medicinal plants, vegetable production and crop-livestock integration to strengthen nutrient cycling within farms; alternatives to chemical (composting, bio-bedding, biological control, production of botanical pesticides).

In accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child, current programming goals are in direct response to nine indoctrinated articles including:

  • Article 6 (Survival and Development)
  • Article 12 (Respect for the Views of the Child)
  • Article 13 (Freedom of Expression)
  • Article 17 (Access to Information)
  • Article 24 (Health)
  • Article 27 (Adequate Standard of Living)
  • Article 28 (Right to Education)
  • Article 29 (Goals of Education)
  • Article 31 (Leisure, Play, and Culture).