On 19 November 2018, on the eve of Universal Children’s Day, TOY for Inclusion shared its mid-term results during an international event held by TOY for Inclusion in Ghent, Belgium. Thanks to the work of local communities and professionals, the TOY for Inclusion Play Hubs became the gateway to kindergarten and school for many Romani children in seven European countries.
Click here to read more about this event, co-organised by VBJK, ISSA, ICDI and Stad Gent and the achivements of the project so far.
During the same week all the partner organisations involved in TOY for Inclusion took part in a meeting to close the first phase of the project and ensure a smooth transition to the next phase. In fact, TOY for Inclusion has received extra funding that will allow the opening of more Play Hubs in 2019-2021.
The new grant awarded by the European Commission will enlarge the group of beneficiaries to include migrant and hard to reach children too.
Thanks to the new funding, the project will open one new Play Hub in each participant country and will expand to Turkey.
“We are delighted to hear that TOY for Inclusion’s Play Hubs can continue to bring services to many children and families of disadvantaged communities. These Play Hubs provide much needed opportunities for families to meet, for children and adults to play together and for parents to receive expert advice on how to nurture child development”, says Mathijs Euwema, Director of International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI) which coordinates the project.
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