Programme Aims

The Rural Respecting Difference Programme aims to:

  • Increase awareness of diversity and difference issues
    among children, their teachers/leaders and parents
  • Help children to understand
    what it feels like to be excluded and encourage them to be more willing to include children who are different from themselves
  • Encourage young children to demonstrate respect
    and actively include others who are different, rather than ridiculing, fighting or rejecting them
  • Make respecting difference
    a very real experience for children and something that can be shared with their families

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Project is part financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the EU’s PEACE III Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special Programmes Body by Pobal.