We have rights! Primary 5R visited the US Embassy in Bishkek

On Monday the 3rd of June, P5R Class went on an educational visit to the United States Embassy to get more information for our summative assessment on human rights. 

Before we could enter the embassy we had to say our names to the guard and wait for permission to go inside the gate. There was a lot of security. It was interesting, but also a bit scary. We walked to the big building. We learned that the embassy was built in 2015 when Barack Obama was president. Inside we saw a photo of President Donald Trump. We saw marines also. We went to a room with a big table and talked about human rights in Kyrgyzstan and around the world. This helped us with our unit ‘Sharing the Planet’. 

One by one we shared what we already know about human rights. We learned that a lot of people do not have rights. There are many problems in Kyrgyzstan like bride kidnapping and child labor. Some children are working on farms or are disabled and do not go to school. We learned that President Sooronbay Jeenbekov decided to add some new laws to help the disabled. We learned about the meaning of trafficking, and freedom of the press, speech, and religion. After our discussion, we went to the main part of the building where we looked at the art displayed on the walls. From the ceiling there is art that looks like mountains. While we were there we got to meet two marines and ask them about their job. They were friendly and funny. They were very nice and answered our questions. We learned a lot about how the embassy works and about the building. It was a very big and the architecture was so beautiful. It is also very strong for safety and earthquakes. The embassy did not let us bring phones so we could not take a photo of this beautiful place. 

Our favourite part of the trip was lunch! It was super delicious. When we were leaving we all got an American and Kyrgyz flag pin and a U.S. Embassy cap as a gift. We recommend this trip to others because it was fun and educational at the same time. It was a safe place and there are really good people. 

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