Saturday 21 November 2015

Reviewing education in prisons (Kumba and Buea): a critical challenge.

Human IS Right in partnership with Operation Total Impact and CAMBECSOR are currently carrying out formal education and reformation education to adults and juveniles within the Buea and Kumba prisons. It is a real challenge to undertake this difficult task.
Our team wishes to find out from You, how can participation in prison education programmes be improved? How do we measure performance and effectiveness...? Which teaching models work, and what good practice exists?
We encouraging all our past interns/volunteers and all those who wish to support our work to make their voice heard. The action aims to assess how we can improve education for prisoners, with plans to make recommendations to government in 2016. We welcome all contributions which has the potential to ensure that education in prisons offers a wide ranging curriculum which provides meaningful learning opportunities.
You can input your experiences, evidence, and proposals by email to

Monday 26 October 2015

Hello everyone!!!

Hello everyone!!!

We have been so busy and it is amazing that we even have time to pause to read an email. But let’s take a quick break to reflect on the impact we are making in our world.

In the past few months, Human IS Right has supported more than 50 detainees from Buea, Kumba, Tiko, Limbe and Douala and has partnered with more than 5 organizations to keep up with this great initiative. We are proud that these figures and our work reflect tangible results in the lives of numerous individuals in need of access to justice. Our impact can be seen in detention centers , the courts, police and gendarme detention centers...

We are impacting persons living in most degrading human conditions and bring hope and light in their lives. As we move ahead, we are particularly excited about the new partnership forged with local diplomatic representations through the connection of the National Commission of Human Rights and Freedoms.

Everyday we all work so hard and sometimes get lost in the to do lists, and email inboxes to realize the sum total of the impact we are having on the work. Together we can multiply our impact by investing in the non profit sector and support organizations and networks that are addressing critical social issues.

Friday 11 September 2015

Transforming Prisons into learning centers, an urgent need.

Many people in contact with the Criminal Justice System need to develop qualities and skills such as resilience, self-confidence, communication and team work. Not only are these wider life skills critical for challenging offending behaviour, but they can also act as a foundation or stepping stone on the path to engaging with more traditional forms of learning.

The voluntary sector makes a key contribution to this, with many organisations excelling at providing education services which encompass more creative approaches to learning, often making use of the arts or sport to engage learners and complement more traditional learning methods. Human IS Right , Operation Total Impact and CAMBECSOR works as partners to support the development of creative interventions to support people in prison with impressive results. This consortium hopes that based on past achievements (this year over 50% results recorded at the CGE ordinary level and Baccalaureat for Buea, Kumba and Kribi inmates) current and future plans to make prisons learning centers, the Ministry of Basic education, the GCE Board, the ministry of social affairs and the ministry of Justice will review policy of how the quality and methods of prison teaching can be improved and to make recommendations to further support such approaches.

Monday 19 January 2015

A Reign of Terror!

A 10-year-old girl was recently used as a bomb-detonator just after massacring up to 2,000 people in Nigeria. Are we faced to a reign of terror in Northern Nigeria and Northern Cameroon?

It is noticed that Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck is almost silent regarding this escalating violence during this electoral periods in Nigeria and almost nothing was said in his election campaign.

On the other hand, what is the World saying regarding this increasing growth of violence and reign of terror? The UN Security Council hasn't even issued any single statement on Nigeria and Cameroon! 

It can only be noticed that escalating violence has renewed pressure from world governments to act. 

There is need for an emergency UN security council meeting to put in place strategies to PUT AND END to the reign of terror of Boko Haram in Nigeria and Cameroon. This is URGENT!!! 

Let's raise our voices as one- for the sake of that little tiny innocent girl, all the kids recruited by force and by will to act as human bomb detonators and all those who are innocently killed in Northern Nigeria and Cameroon.

Monday 5 January 2015

Happy 2015!!!

Happy 2015!!!

Amidst the joy of holiday celebrations, it is also time to reflect on the highlights of the year.
Human Is Right says a big thank you to all stakeholders for being part of our amazing year! To our amazing interns, we started the year welcoming many of you, being part of our team, then we ended the year with much achievements thanks to your amazing contributions.
We now look ahead to 2015 and engage the new year. Despite the challenges faced in 2014, we have had a great year and you were all part of our achievements.
To all our supporters who now look takes the new locomotive of 2015, we encourage you to consider Human IS Right in your planning. We invite you to make an impact by supporting Human IS Right’s work and being our ambassadors in your communities. Your investment in Human Is Right supports a great initiative that facilitates access to justice for the less privilege while creating impact today and into the future.

Thanks you!!!


During our one week stay in Bakumba documenting early child marriage, we interviewed some elders in the village to find out why early child marriage and pregnancy and were told it is a problem of modern times. In the days of their youth, their did not experience such a thing.

Amazing how modern times can affect people's behavior.


Human IS Right in partnership with Paolo Patruno under the project BIRTH IS A DREAM worked one week in Bakumba, a village located in the depth of the forest of the South West Region in Cameroon to document early child marriage and child pregnancy. After a long journey and one week spent in the village of Bakumba, Human IS Right and Paolo Patruno are now working inside the Douala New Bell prison to document maternal health in prison.