Children with special educational needs in selected schools of Georgia benefit from the various educational resources
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TBILISI, Georgia, 31 March 2023 – Educational materials, computer equipment and special furniture were handed over to ten public schools in Georgia to support children with special educational needs. The supplies were provided within the framework of the project “Building Inclusive, Equitable and Quality Preschool and General Education Systems for Children in Georgia” implemented by UNICEF in close partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and funded by the Government of Norway. The programme aims at strengthening the quality and inclusiveness of the national education system.
The supplies will be used to support functional application of the Resource Rooms established in ten schools to strengthen the inclusion of children with special needs in education. The resource rooms were equipped, and teachers and special teachers were trained in practical application of the developmental and educational materials considering diverse needs and interests of children.
UNICEF in cooperation with Innovations for Inclusive Society, has been supporting the strengthening functional application of Resource Rooms in schools since November 2022. A series of trainings were conducted for 242 teachers, special teachers, administration staff and representatives of vocational institutions to improve effectiveness of resource rooms, to strengthen capacities of inclusive education support teams, and to raise parents’ awareness on positive parenting and inclusive education. In order to build a strong culture of parent-teacher cooperation, school-based parent clubs were also established in the schools. The initiative also promotes a close cooperation between schools and vocational institutions to support children with disabilities and special educational needs in their successful transition from general to vocational/higher education levels.
UNICEF’s partnership with the Government of Georgia and the Government of Norway accelerates the establishment of a robust inclusive education support system and to ensure education for every child with special educational needs and/or disabilities in Georgia.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org/georgia/