Intercultural Schooling for both banks of Nistru River

Sector: Social

Implemented by: Pro Didactica Educational Centre in partnership with Centre of Innovative Educational and Social Programs of Transnistria, Tiraspol; Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society, Sweden; Integration and Development Centre, Ukraine

Duration: May 2014 – February 2015  

Budget: 35,389 €

Short description:

  • Two creative groups of experts in education have been established, 17 members (4 men and 13 women) on both banks of the river, including Ukrainian and Gagauzia experts, jointly produced educational materials for the culture of good neighbourhood course piloted in kindergartens and primary schools;
  • The course is being taught in 14 kindergartens and 21 schools on the right and 5 kindergartens and 7 schools in the Transnistrian region to 1583 children: 673 kindergarten children (357 girls and 316 boys) and 910 primary school children (492 girls and 418 boys);
  • Three 2-day trainings was organized for 40 teachers (all women) from Chisinau and Tiraspol on how to use educational materials and innovative teaching methods on intercultural schooling on both banks. Monitoring visits to 20 school and kindergartens were conducted by the creative groups of experts on the right bank and both teachers and children recognised the value of the materials and expressed their interest in the course;
  • Educational materials (curriculum, students’ book and exercise book) were produced in Romanian and Russian in 1200 copies and distributed for use in 48 educational institutions on both banks;
  • A study visit to Sweden was organized for the creative groups of experts who looked at best practices in in the field of intercultural schooling, as well as got acquainted with best practices and innovative teaching methods in this area. Further development plans have established and project proposal were drafted for the project replication in all 4 grades of primary schools and to be further geographically extended to all schools and kindergartens from both banks of the river;
  • Intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity were promoted at local and regional levels through effective cooperation between educational institutions and civil society on both banks.