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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The project is supported by the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

For more information on the PEACE IV Programme and other sources of EU funding please visit