2019: Inclusion through tolerance, play and art!

Apr 18, 2023 | 0 comments

Project Promoter: Inspectoratul Școlar Județean Neamț

Project Code: 2019-EY-PICR-0001

Schools in the consortium: 1) Școala Gimnazială sat Izvoare – structure of Școala Gimnaziala comuna Bahna; 2) Școala Gimnazială „Pr. Gheorghe Săndulescu” comuna Dragomirești; 3) Școala Gimnazială „Ion Creangă”, Târgu Neamț;  4) Școala Gimnazială „Costache Negri”, Roman – structure of Liceul Teologic Romano – Catolic ”Sfântul Francisc de Assisi” Roman: 5) Școala Primară Muncelu de Jos – structure of Școala Profesională, comuna Valea Ursului

The project „Inclusion through tolerance, play and art!“ proposed the development of the concept of school inclusion by stimulating the participation in education of Roma children, with the support of parents and teachers.
The main difficulties encountered: low willingness of students to participate in school activities, lack of knowledge and experience regarding intercultural education, prejudices and mutual distrust between schools and the Roma community.

The reduction/resolution of the above-mentioned problems was achieved through the implementation of the following activities:

  1. Training activities for teachers who work with Roma students with the theme: Inclusive education, The teacher – agent of change, as well as workshops for the design of intellectual products (CDs: Diversity, source and resource, Kindergarten for all, Inclusion through tolerance, play and art; innovative materials – workbooks for preschool education: Friends… in kindergarten for all! and for primary education – Small but tolerant!; Good practice guide diversity management strategy);
  2. Learning/awareness activities organized for Roma and non-Roma parents together – Family School;
  3. Social inclusion awareness activities, organized for Roma and non-Roma students together – weekend camp.

Impact of the project: improving the professional and personal skills of teachers (70 teachers), changing the attitude regarding the social inclusion of students (280 students)/Roma and non-Roma parents (105 parents);
The project was a success because it generated a change in attitude regarding the social inclusion of Roma students and their parents, the development of professional skills of teachers and the development of the institutional capacity of organizations to generate positive changes.