Organizations from 8 towns in Vojvodina are
participating in this project actively and with
partnership (‘Maštalište’ from Zrenjanin, ‘Festival
of Ecological Theatre for Children’ from Bačka
Palanka, ‘Friends of the Children Society’ from
Bečej, ‘Paad’ from Novi Bečej, ‘Open perspectives’
from Subotica, ‘Ravangrad’ from Sombor, ‘Osmah’ from
Vrbas, and ‘Friends of the Children’ from Inđija).
Those are all local NGO-s, which are carriers of the
project locally, and a secondary school, which is a
partner and a program co-operator.
Main and initial aim of the project is learning to
live tolerantly and together, and it is enforced
through educational programs for democratic society.
There is also a tendency to build a modern
democratic society with an active participation of
citizens, especially young ones.
In general, project issues out the training of
children and youngsters, but also of teachers and
professors, and a wider local community. Tutoring
chiefly considers learning about human and children
rights, about skills to solve problems in
non-violent ways, and about a necessity to respect
and accept what is different. By learning about
different cultures, customs, religions and
languages, ethnic and other distances will be
reduced, and relationship between anything different
will become more tolerant.
Main users of the project are students of secondary
schools, between the age of 15 and 18. Their need to
work on programs which drive and promote
multicultural values and intercultural tolerance is
easily noticed. Secondary users of the project are
teachers, parents, and the wider community in
general; therefore this project will be a sincere
support to the strengthening of good international
relationships in Vojvodina.
That is why the key words of the project are:
TOLERANCE, MULTICULTURALITY, INTERCULTURALITY,
WORKSHOPS, SEMINAIRES, PRESS CONFERENCIES, ACTIONS…
Planned activities will take place in
a school, where young people can learn about ethnic
and religious tolerance, as well as various forms of
creativity. The project’s plan of action is
consisted of a range of intercultural and creative
workshops, numerous local actions, media and
promotional activities, as well as the foundation of
Students of different ages, social status, and
national and religious origins, will be able to
participate in these activities, which will
definitely contribute to the overcoming of the
prejudices and distrust. Through mutual
acquaintances, through cooperation in common duties
about preparations and realisations of the program,
through learning about differences in cultures,
traditions, music, food and language, students will
develop consciousness and need to reproach each
other, through communication and trust. For the
realisation of this project the school plays an
important part, since it has lots of space and
equipment, as well as qualified educators who are
ready to work with children.
The idea of the project has been
supported from the very beginning by the Department
of Education and Culture of Vojvodina, as well as
the regional ombudsperson.
In the first stage, it was planned for the project to
last three years, during 2006, 2007 and 2008, and
for the number of the activists and the activities
to multiply and increase. Even though every local
partner organisation conducts special activities in
their hometowns, all actions of the project are
planned together and are revised with constant
cooperation and consultations, with the project and
foundation coordinator. In that way, every local
partner is a part of a big, equal and open network,
which corresponds with the needs of the community,
and gives out a clear message: Let us live without
prejudice, hatred, and violence! Let us live
The project intensifies the work
with adolescents in Dreamland. Press workshops (in
cooperation with journalism school Press RADIOnica)
have been organised for them, as well as
communication workshops and Open Club activities.
Simultaneously, workshops about interculturality and
multiculturality take place in Zrenjanin Grammar
School once a week.
The main idea which leads us in this work is the
awareness raising of the importance of the
interculturality, as well as public intercession for
tolerant way of living in multiethnic society. Young
participants of the project promote these aims
through various local actions. Representatives of
the Zrenjanin Local Assembly supported this way of
connecting NGOs and schools, and promised their help
in further actions and activities.
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