Inclusive Play

1.3.2021.

31.1.2023.

€ 948.203,05

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About

Project Inclusive Play aims to create inclusive environment and advance possibilities for children with disabilities and special needs by strengthening the community’s ability to provide the latest therapy standards and practices through inclusive play. Project activities are strongly focused on capacity building of experts working with children with disabilities, as they are directly responsible for the quality and accessibility of community services (8 know-how workshops for 20 experts working with children with disabilities and 5 certified training courses for 20 experts/employees of partner institutions). The essential role of family members in everyday care of children with disabilities and special needs is highlighted through organization of six (6) specialized workshops for forty (40) participants of this target group. By arranging children’s playgrounds in Zadar and Mostar and adapting them to the needs of children with disabilities (multisensory parks), the project ultimately strengthens their development and physical, cognitive, emotional and social interaction.

Partners

The Lead partner, City of Zadar (HR), is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the project. City of Zadar creates new public space adapted to the needs of children with disabilities through infrastructural investments in two (2) inclusive playgrounds in Vruljica Park and Sports Centre Višnjik. The Lead partner aims to foster community understanding on social inclusion of children with disabilities and special needs through organization of two (2) cross-border panel discussions, one (1) open day session and one (1) cross border volunteer initiative (performing small-scale infrastructure works and planting aromatic herbs in multisensory parks). Furthermore, the Lead partner coordinates well-targeted communication and promotion campaign to bring Zadar and Mostar closer to the perspective of socially-inclusive cities.   

Project partner 2, Kindergarten Latica (HR), is responsible for organizing the following capacity building activities: two (2) certified training courses for ten (10) experts/employees of Kindergarten Latica („NLP Practitioner Training“ and „Different Play Therapy“), four (4) know-how workshops for ten (10) health and social workers, and three (3) specialized workshops for twenty (20) family members of children with disabilities and special needs. Through procurement of specialized didactic equipment and toys for children, Kindergarten Latica creates more favourable learning environment and improves the accessibility and quality of health and social care services in Zadar.

Project partner 3, City of Mostar (BA) creates new public space adapted to the needs of children with disabilities through infrastructural investments in two (2) multisensory playgrounds (Sports Centre Kantarevac and Los Rosales). By investing in universally accessible, free and sensory-rich play environments, City of Mostar sets a “physical” public reminder of the importance of everyday social inclusion. The partner aims to foster community understanding through organization of one (1) open day session, one (1) cross-border panel discussion, and one (1) cross border volunteer initiative. Furthermore, City of Mostar is in charge of producing five (5) short educational videos containing various psycho-motor exercises for children with disabilities and instructions on how to use a variety of playground equipment.

Project partner 4, Center for Children and Youth with Special Needs “Los Rosales” is responsible for organizing the following capacity building activities: three (3) certified training courses („Play Therapy“, „Marte Meo Method“, and „ADOS2“) for ten (10) experts/employees of Los Rosales Center, four (4) know-how workshops for ten (10) health and social workers, and three (3) specialized workshops for twenty (20) family members of children with disabilities and special needs. Through procurement of specialized didactic equipment and toys for children, one (1) vehicle for transportation of children with disabilities and construction of one (1) therapy room in Los Rosales Centre, project partner 4 creates more favourable learning environment and improves the accessibility and quality of health and social care services in Mostar.

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