“Small School of Friendship”, educational program

“Small School of Friendship” is educational program for children and youth in elementary school, implemented by the Centre for Development and Integration in partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Nis during the period October 2010 - April 2011.

The main objective of the project was the training of peer educators and peer education to children in primary schools that raise the level of knowledge about children with disabilities or developmental problems. These activities should help the inclusion of these children into regular schools and prevent discrimination, fostering the realization of equality and friendship and better communication with the peer group in the schools they attend.

Activities were conducted in ten elementary schools in the city of Nis and education was included over two hundred children and young people. Participation of people with disabilities as active participants and media campaigns has enabled the realization of an interactive relationship and their greater inclusion.

Project Achivement:

10 workshops conducted in accordance with the program from the “Small School of Friendship” in which the education pased 30 peer educators.

Information about the project with children was published in the early morning newscasts of local media: "TV 5", "Belle Ami", "NTV" and "Zona". Work on the project was presented at the exhibition "Visible in their environment" organized by the Muscular Dystrophy Association on the occasion of Nis 3 December, a separate panel of photographs from the workshops and oral presentation in front of the local media and local government officials.

There have been 10 debates on the program from the “Small School of Friendship”in ten primary schools they come from peer educators.

Prepared a leaflet on the work of the Muscular Dystrophy Association where he presented the project of peer education. Leaflets were distributed peer educators who were giving their peers at school, and divided the attendees at the show.

Over 100 flyers distributed.

The project is funded by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Division for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Project "Delivery of Improved Local Services' (DILS).