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For inclusion and equality in education

Slovakia

Project Facts

Project objective: Empowerment of vulnerable groups
Project promoter: Nove Skolstvo, o.z.
Type of institution: Advocacy organization (NGO)
Project number: SK10-0070
Target group(s): Children ,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 18,300
Final project costs: € 18,039
From EEA Grants: € 16,235
The project is carried out in: Slovakia

Summary of project results

 

Families of children with special learning and educational needs often end up in situations when they feel helpless, not knowing what to do. Our educational system doesn't support the creation of a flexible learning environment in common schools, which would fulfil the needs of all children, including those with health disabilities or special talents. The project results will remain sustainable through noveskolstvo.sk Education Reform Portal. The objective of the project was to identify the problems encountered by students, their parents, and teachers in the process of integrating children with special educational needs and to propose solutions to these problems. The long-term outcome is the advocacy manual The Other Stories, which contains true stories of our children. It has the ambition to sensitise the public opinion and help the process of inclusion in the Slovak education system. The outcome of the project is a functional, extended and strengthened Coalition for Equality in Education as a mechanism improving the collaboration of parents, communities, NGOs and educational institutions. Workshops were organized with the aim to gain information about their problems and needs, as well as to find solutions. The outcome is an advocacy advisory manual. The planned outcome was fully met. Main outputs: 1 functioning Coalition for Equality in Education; 3 workshops/88 participants from target groups; 1 advocacy advisory manual; 30 other NGOs, experts and partners involved; 10 outcomes in media Beneficiaries were involved Parents of children with special education needs and their communities were actively involved in workshops and project outcomes implementation, based on true stories about the barriers which complicate the access of children to education in common schools. The elementary schools’ administrative authorities, management members, and teachers received information about problems faced by both children with special education needs and their parents, including information about good practice examples.

 


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