Human rights belong to everyone equally. This site, its resources, our organization, and everything we offer is for you—teachers, facilitators, and students. We call our curriculum Colega, meaning your friend and partner in teaching and learning about human rights.  Through human rights education, Colega can help you develop the knowledge, skills and commitment necessary for promoting equality, dignity, kindness, and respect in your own community and throughout the world.


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Training 2 for Philippines

Each thirty-minute Colega lesson consists of six parts.

The teacher welcomes students and engages them in a song or chant related to the lesson.

Here’s an example of a song led by the teacher.

The teacher asks students to share their experience with the challenge from the previous lesson. Allow one or two to share.

Here’s an example of a student sharing an experience based on the challenge given in Lesson 2A.

The teacher introduces the human rights article in the lesson by reading it or by using an activity with questions.

Here’s an example of a teacher introducing the human rights article that accompanies the lesson.

The teacher can develop the human right with stories, activities and questions and discussion.

Here’s an example of a story in the form of a skit and a song.

Here’s an example of a teacher helping students make deeper discoveries through questions and discussion.  The students are identifying what they see in the photographs through words and pantomime, demonstrating their emotions and feelings  about Child Labor.

Here’s an example of an activity as a game called Race to the Top.

The teacher wraps up, clarifies and ensures that students understand the human rights article being taught.

Here’s an example of a skit and a student sharing a conclusion.

The Challenge encourages students to apply what they’ve learned about a human right to their daily lives.

Here’s an example of a Challenge found in the manual for secondary ages, Lesson 2A.  The Challenge is always located at the end of every lesson in the Colega manuals.

What Makes Colega Work? This is an essential document for every Colega teacher.

Find the website at:

At the top, click on Countries and then on the Philippines.

At the top, click on Resources

After clicking on Resources, click on Music

Found at the end of Lesson 10B in both the Primary and the Secondary manual.

Click on Lessons in English and then click on Facilitator Toolkit, which follows Lesson 10B.

The front page lists the resources found in the Toolkit: Background Information, Guidelines and Teaching Tips, Songs, Mini Posters, Glossary, Documents.

Background Information

Guidelines and Teaching Tips


Mini Posters



Facilitator Notes and Reflections can also be found by clicking on Lessons in English.