/ 11 December 2020

THE DE LA Salle University and the Commission on Human Rights on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement to launch a Catholic Social Teaching-based formation program on human rights.

The partnership aims to create an online certificate course on human rights based on Catholic Social Teaching that can be adopted by DLSU and other Roman Catholic universities.

The course will be available at the Online Human Rights Academy, CHR’s e-learning platform.

The DLSU established the Human Rights Education Center to provide “extension, research, and education on Human Rights.”

“We hope that the Catholic Social Teachings and curriculum, through the various courses, will enable our students to have the process of critical reflection and will be moved to act accordingly and respond to the call to uplift lives, protect the environment for both peace and justice and the society,” Vice President for Lasallian Mission Fritzie Ian De Vera said.

The main goal of the partnership is to form a culture of human rights within schools, he added.

CHR chairman Chito Gascon said the agreement is a step towards urging the people to “push back” against violence by reaching out to sectors such as the military and police, and upliftment of those who are “marginalized and vulnerable.”