Based on our experiences we see an important need to support integration between Polish and Ukrainian children and families in communities they live.
The project will be implemented in 4 Polish provinces: Pomorskie, Mazowieckie, Lubelskie and Sląskie.
September 2022 – August 2023
• To help Ukrainian and Polish children to learn and play together and understand each other.
• To introduce a multicultural education program to help to integrate Polish and Ukrainian children, families and educators.
As an answer to Russian attack on Ukraine, in May 2022 our Fundacja Rozwoju Dzieci started a SPYNKA Program for young children and mothers – refugees from Ukraine. The Program supports Ukrainian families in the process of gradually integrating into their new environment in Poland. This is especially important in the case of children displaced by war who have been separated from parts of their family and their community. We create Spynka care and education centers which provide the necessary support to refugee children, preparing them for entering educational system. As for September 2022 we created 30 Spynka centers in 8 towns – over 10 000 Ukrainian children participated in Spynka activities. More information on Spynka Program
Based on our experiences we see an important need to support integration between Polish and Ukrainian children and families in communities they live. Therefore we created SPYNKA – integration for Ukrainian and Polish Children Project
- Educators running 20 Spynka centers for children – 60 educators.
- Children up to 5 years old participating in Spynka centers – 400 children.
- Team of experts will create multicultural education program, training program for Spynka educators with educational materials for working with children.
- Program and training materials will be translation into Ukrainian and Russian and printed for educators.
- Training for educators. We plan to provide 4 training for 60 educators working with children in 20 Spynka centers in 4 provinces. The training will prepare educators to include integration activities to Spynka program working with children.Running multicultural activities. After training educators will run integration activities for 400 children according to the program developed.
- Monitoring and evaluation. Based on analysis of documentation from monitoring and educators’ reports on multicultural activities with children an external evaluator will prepare a report on implementation of integration program.
- Integration program developed and translated into Ukrainian and Russian.
- Training scenario for educators on integration and educational materials developed.
- 60 Spynka educators participating in the training prepared to run integration program.
- Integration education program implemented in 20 Spynka centers in 4 provinces.
- 400 children participating in integration activities.
- Evaluation methodology developed to assess impact of integration program on children.
Project is financed thanks to grant form WORLD CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION.
Teresa Ogrodzińska, togrodzinska[at]frd.org.pl