In every school there are children who need additional support, for a shorter or longer period of time, or permanently, in order to learn effectively. The Centre for Inclusive Education (CIE) and the BitHope Foundation believe that inclusion in education means opportunities for schools to provide quality education to children, irrespective of their educational needs, ethnicity, social-economic status or limitations of the environment they are raised in.
This is the reason why CIE and BitHope.org, together with 104 Zahari Stoyanov Primary School, Sofia and Vasil Levski Primary School, Pravets started the fundraising campaign “Our New Favorite Places”. With the raised funds 104 Primary School will contribute to the creation of sports ground with fitness equipment and the organization of child academy “Inclusive Leader”, while the school in Pravets will contribute to the foundation of a library. The schools also have their own fundraising initiatives that will contribute to the campaign that will end in January 2018.
Inclusive education is a process of changing the school environment based on respect and acceptance of other people. It implies wise management of school processes in a way which makes children feel supported to develop their capacity and to overcome hardships; which makes teachers feel encouraged and confident that they are able to cope with the growing challenges, while parents are able to assume their responsibility and role in partnership with schools.
About Centre for Inclusive Education
Centre for Inclusive Education (CIE) is a Bulgarian non-governmental organisation, which main aim is to promote inclusive education and make it happen for every child. CIE continues the 10-year work of Save the Children UK in Bulgaria. We believe that every child should be given the chance to be accepted and valued. Many of our projects and programs are aimed at children with dyslexia, dyspraxia, hyperactivity with attention deficits, autism, etc. We know that this big group of children is undeservedly neglected, unrecognized and undefended. We are working for social inclusion and quality education for all children and to protect those in need. Our team works with parents, teachers, managers, professionals, local and state authorities, business organizations, colleagues from the country and abroad – and we are happy to see the change that happens gradually. We are happy when the children - all children - have the opportunity to develop their skills and talents and to live a happy childhood.
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