Svensk partner: Halmstads kommun

Social integration of children and young adults with disabilities in Vitebsk region

The project objective is to increase the knowledge about and understanding for children and young adults with disabilities in society – both on a individual and structural level – that all education/work and occupational actives is positive regardless of the conditions. The main focus will be on strategic influence in society in general, and education for them who will work directly with families with children and young adults with disabilities.

The long term of the project will be to increase the living conditions and break the isolation for children and young adults in Vitebsk region, Belarus. Except for enhancing the contact between the organizations and key persons that are important for the target group have our partner pointed out important areas to increase the project.

  • Development and coordination of social centers, social centers already exist today and have a great importance for the targets group as well as the groups that works with them. The centers have an important function when in comes to occupational work and as a meeting point. To further enhance and coordinate this centers we want to create a stable platform for the work with the target group
  • Long term informational work directed to municipalities, organizations, private and state owned companies, citizens and young people with disabilities and their parents.
  • Educations and exchange of experience, for social workers and parents etc.
  • Support systems within the families, round table conferences for parents, study visits and information from the department of children and youth
  • Employment/occupational work. Information about supported employment method.
  • (Supported employment is a general term for a specific type of work rehabilitations for people with disabilities
  • Cooperation sustainability. It is important to create a clear vision how the future looks when it comes to technical and organizational solutions., to involve the target group in decisions making, coordination’s of cooperation between organizations involved and municipalities. We will also introduce the methods of a special interviewing techniques
  • Housing support

Social inclusion of children and young adults with disabilities

The project’s long-term goal is to improve living conditions and isolation for children and young adults with disabilities in Vitebsk region, Belarus.

The objectives in the coming years is to develop information to society about disability, find the quality of life for families with disabled family members, and develop the resources of society for people with disabilities and to organize public administrations in their work with disabled people. The target group is people with disabilities up to 35 years.

By sharing knowledge and experiences between disabled people, politicians, officials and employees of municipal activities in Halmstad and the Vitebsk region, the partners will further promote the democratic rights and opportunities as people with disabilities have.

Education on sustainable development linked to environmental and democratic issues from the perspective of Halmstad and Moshi municipalities

The project is cooperation between the education authorities of Moshi municipality in Tanzania and Halmstad municipality in Sweden.

The main purpose of the cooperation is school development through pedagogical exchange between an Upper secondary School in Halmstad and two vocational and one theoretical school in Moshi. The purpose of this cooperation is to highlight themes such as environment and democracy and how pedagogic personnel in Moshi and Halmstad work with these themes in their teaching.

The final goal with the teacher exchange is to develop new methods of how knowledge of environment and democracy, in the long-term, can be integrated in the best way into the teaching in Moshi and Halmstad, and to carry out initiatives of environmental teaching in the participating countries methods of education.

A further goal of the project is to improve the cooperation between the schools and other municipal authorities in Moshi and Halmstad on these actual questions. By, within the framework of the project, reprocessing, the students will have the opportunity to be a part of the development and connect their project work to ongoing municipal environmental and democratic projects.

The aim is to increase the communal cooperation and to give the students an increased understanding of the importance of working towards a long term sustainable community. Besides this, the development of sustainable environmental ventures within, for example energy production and energy efficiency is progressing at a great rate, and both teachers and students should be updated and involved in the work in Moshi and Halmstad. Work with a water pump based on solar and wind power is a part of this.

Education on sustainable development linked to environmental and democratic issues from the perspective of Halmstad and Moshi municipalities

The project is cooperation between the education authorities of Moshi municipality in Tanzania and Halmstad municipality in Sweden.

The main purpose of the cooperation is school development through pedagogical exchange between an Upper secondary School in Halmstad and two vocational and one theoretical school in Moshi.

The purpose of this cooperation is to highlight themes such as environment and democracy and how pedagogic personnel in Moshi and Halmstad work with these themes in their teaching. The final goal with the teacher exchange is to develop new methods of how knowledge of environment and democracy, in the long-term, can be integrated in the best way into the teaching in Moshi and Halmstad, and to carry out initiatives of environmental teaching in the participating countries methods of education. A further goal of the project is to improve the cooperation between the schools and other municipal authorities in Moshi and Halmstad on these actual questions.

By, within the framework of the project, reprocessing, the students will have the opportunity to be a part of the development and connect their project work to ongoing municipal environmental and democratic projects. The aim is to increase the communal cooperation and to give the students an increased understanding of the importance of working towards a long term sustainable community. Besides this, the development of sustainable environmental ventures within, for example energy production and energy efficiency is progressing at a great rate, and both teachers and students should be updated and involved in the work in Moshi and Halmstad.

School development project

The project is a cooperation between Kattegattgymnasiet in Halmstad and three schools in Moshi (RVTSC-VETA Moshi, Karanga Technical Training Center and J.K. Nyerere Secondary School). School development has been the main theme for the project through teacher exchanges between the schools. Some pupils also participated in the exchange.

The purpose of the cooperation has been how to work with sustainable development and democracy in theoretical and vocational education.

In February 2012 a delegation from Kattegattgymnasiet visited the Tanzanian schools and continued the projects which started 2009-11. The work with the water pump based on wind and sun energy continued as did the work with the construction of a washing machine based on a bicycle (WoshaWosha). Seminars about how to work with democracy issues in daily lessons took place. According to the wishes of the schools in Moshi we started a new part of the project about HIV/AIDS where Swedish pupils introduced interactive exercises which can be used in the education about HIV/AIDS. In May 2012 teachers and pupils from the Tanzanian schools visited Halmstad. Several study visits and seminars based on the themes sustainable development and democracy took place.

We consider the goals and results from the application to be in the main reached. Education concerning sustainable development and democracy in the participating schools has developed. The knowledge about how to work with these issues has increased.