International Day of Persons With Disabilities in Croatia
Our second graders and their teacher Dunja Mikulaj had a guest - Mrs Zadravec, who kindly told them a story about her life. She has used a wheelchair since she was thirteen - it was difficult for her at first but eventually she got used to it. She graduated at a faculty, works and has a family. The children had a chance to try moving in a wheelchair.
International Day of Persons With Disabilities in Italy
With the hashtag #Iimprove well impressed in our minds and hung on our walls, we made a one-week training for improvement: seven steps, including little but very important things, such as saying “Thank you” , practicing kindness, recalling sweet memories, helping other people.
Every class realized a panel or a 3d artwork on the theme, starting from a story or a conversation with kids about change and improvement.
Finally, at the end of the training, all the pupils of the school made their symbolic firewalk, because we need patience, bravery and effort to improve ourselves...but we can do it!
International Day of Persons With Disabilities in Cyprus
International Day of Persons With Disabilities in Romania
Disability Day - School no. 1, Independenta - meeting with a person with disability - exchange of impressions, discussions within stereotypes about people with disabilities, learning about their needs and rights.
International Day of Persons With Disabilities in Portugal
Portuguese students created digital posters to mark this important date.
International Day of Persons With Disabilities in Poland
Establishing the International Day of People with Disabilities, on December 3, the UNO wanted to focus the attention to the problems of this social group and emphasize the necessity of actions for the integration of the people with dissabilities with the rest of the society.
The aim of the annual celebration of The Day of People with Disabilities is:
1. drawing the attention to the rights of people with disabilities, disseminating the idea of tolerance, openness and respect for otherness, as well as showing the benefits of the full integration of people with disabilities in political, social, economic and cultural life.
2. bringing the school community closer to the problems of people with visual, auditory and motor disabilities, as well as raising our students' awareness of the subject of disability.
Our students participated in sensory workshops, during which they had the opportunity to experience how people with disabilities, visually impaired, hearing impaired and children with autism get to know and perceive the world. Students tried to overcome a forest, stony road and high curb moving on crutches, they recognized objects without the use of sight, and only by touch and smell, they learned signs of sign language or read textbooks tailored to the needs of blind students. Much of the excitement was aroused by information about the difficulties in functioning in society and the specific behavior of people with autism.
In addition, the students visited the elderly, disabled people and they showed the Christmas performance prepared by themselves. Being among those people, they saw how they are struggling with problems and how to help them.
The celebrations of The Day of People with Disabilities showed that children are very sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities, fully accept them and are open to work and play together.