Toy for Inclusion

Toy for Inclusion


About the project

The goal of the project is to increase preparedness and access to regular education for young Roma children with and without disabilities in Doľany – Roškovce.

The specific objectives are:

  • Organize inclusive non-formal education activities for young Roma children with and without disabilities to facilitate a smooth transition into primary education and improving their educational experience and performance in the long run
  • Educate Roma (future) parents on responsible parenting (including children with disabilities), so that they can better support their children at home and in school and education activities
  • Build the capacities of the education, health, and social services to be more inclusive towards children with disabilities and their families, and to be culturally sensitive towards those from minority backgrounds

The necessary activities to achieve these goals:

  • Desk research on most promising evidence-based approaches for inclusive education for children with special needs
  • Development of the toolkit for practitioners on working with children with special needs and their parents
  • Building the capacity of the Local Action Team regarding work with „harder to reach“ children with disabilities and their parents (trainings, workshops, seminars)
  • Implementation of local non-formal community-based ECEC initiatives for parents (Parenting Support Program workshops, Health advice, Social advice, training, seminars with ECEC experts – teachers, medical doctors, dentists, psychologists, etc.) and for their children with special needs (activities to support their skills, knowledge, and preparation for entering (pre) primary education; Music therapy – connecting children with different abilities and cultural backgrounds through music and cultural activities)
  • Improving mutual tolerance through integrative activities
  • Design of evaluation tools and dissemination