Giulia Cortellesi (ICDI) and Francesca Petrucci (Associazione 21 Luglio) participated in the ISSA Conference in Ghent (Belgium), the theme of which was “Local Responses, Global Advances: Towards Competent Early Childhood Systems”. They presented the TOY for Inclusion approach to an audience of early childhood education and care researchers, practitioners and policy makers from more than 60 countries. >> Read more
Our partner Wide Open Academy – REYN Slovakia is collaborating with the city of Spissky Hrhovand its Pre-primary and primary school to create a toy library for young and old, as part of the TOY for Inclusion project.
Here an article on the New York Times over the amazing work done to promote social inclusion between Roma and non Roma in Spissky Hrhov.
“The children know each other in school, so they play together,” she said. “And we sometimes sit together, Slovaks and Roma, when we are at the pub together.”
Last week, 20 professionals were trained in Leiden. Together with ISSA, ICDI has developed a toolkit to support practitioners and other stakeholders in the development of skills and competences to create community based play hubs (resource and meeting centres) where relationships between Roma and non-Roma young children and their families are built and interactions in safe play spaces (play hubs) across all generations are supported.