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Project name: “We are all equal, we are all different”

Funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the NGO Fund – Bulgaria 2008 -2010 under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA).

The main objective was to support the development of civil society in the ethnically mixed areas by deploying four school communities in reducing cases of discriminatory behavior on ethnic grounds and violation of human rights in education. A methodology for “educational theater” was elaborated and teachers were traineд how to use it during project implementation. The methodology includes the realization of gaming forms the status quo exchange between the communities. So participants emotionally “play the role” of the other and begin to see and feel the world with “his senses.” The methodology is applied until now in school communities across the country. Project activities covered conducting multicultural activities under the slogan “Children’s parties for Tolerance” featuring mixed groups of children from selected schools and parents from Ihtiman, Sitovo, Silistra. There were many joint sporting and art initiatives.  More than 500 participants took part in the project.