The Butterflies of Plato

Project facts

Project promoter:
IKAR(BG)
Project Number:
BG-ACTIVECITIZENS-0024
Status:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
€68,384

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Description

The project aims at further building on a developed and implemented sustainable model of forming new self-awareness about human rights of more than 1020 children aged 12-17 in 7 schools in Haskovo and the region through campaigns and accompanying/supporting activities. The idea follows up our overall strategy of working with young people to educate them and help them grow up as responsible citizens in all public life fields, i.e. democracy, individual freedom, ecology and social well-being (a concept that has been part of Plato’s principles back in the 3rd century BC).  Every child, just like the butterfly, has the right to free flight in the society where the child lives. Over 24 months we will strive to carry out successful campaigns raising students’ awareness of human rights and the rights of the child. We will overcome the issue of lack of awareness by empowering socially disadvantaged target groups living in small settlements in a region with ethnic population through non-formal education. We will show the ways and benefits of knowledge and application of human rights. The complementary objectives are to shape the value system of young people experiencing a public crisis to respect individual rights, build social and behavioural models in the community, draw institutions working with children towards the skills of early education in human rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child though non-formal education methods, etc. Due to lack of input data and educational tools we have also included the following additional activities: creating and adapting educational tools, training of youth leaders – facilitators and carrying out an overall impact assessment. The planned goals, activities and products will benefit indirect participants, their parents, peers, teachers and specialized institutions.

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