• A children essays and pictures competition to select school participants. Children are given the list of topics on the issues of tolerance, human rights, mutual understanding, respect.

• A 3-day pre-school seminar for 40 tutors from the ethnic communities. The tutors discuss the school methodology, different theoretical, practical and organizational issues of the project.

• А 16-day intense inter-ethnic and inter-religious tolerance building inter-ethnic school for 200 children including children from 11 ethnic communities of Ukraine and a group of refugee children  as well as a group of Ukrainians.

A inter-ethnic school program includes:
1) 11 Days of Ethnic Communities. Daily children learn interesting information about culture, history, national dances and songs of different ethnic communities. Every evening multi-cultural children group expresses in the performance, song, dance or discussion what they have learned about one culture during the day. Sport competitions are also organized between multi-cultural groups;

2) The Memorial Day: a special attention is paid to reflection on national tragedies and genocides (Armenian Genocide, Holocaust, Great Famine, deportations, etc.) and to the reconciliation of nations. We use a personal approach (biographies, video-testimonies) because it draws history closer, makes it more human and emotionally accessible for children;

3) The Human Rights Day: 10-16 year old children have a possibility to work within groups with documents on human rights, to discuss important issues and to get acquainted with a new methodology “Free to Choose”;

4) The Final Festival: all children from the Inter-ethnic School prepare together with the tutors the final performance. Children make costumes themselves, dance, sing songs which they have learnt during 11 Days of Ethnic Communities, stage small funny plays, play different kinds of musical instruments;

5) A psychological research and a inter-ethnic school evaluation “Attitude changes in the inter-ethnic school”. The research is done to reveal the final results of the Inter-ethnic School program effectiveness.

Report of the Non-Governmental Organization «Kyiv Educational Center «TolerSpace»

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