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Model for Inclusion School

Background situation:
Until today, a child that is diagnosed with mental or physical disabilities has no right to attend normal school in the Republic of Moldova. The child is doomed to stay at home (for their whole lives as there is also no inclusion into the labor market) or to be sent to an internat as hardly any alternative institutions exist.

The aim of this project is to create a pedagogical, social and financial model for the inclusion of children with disabilities in primary and middle schools in the Republic of Moldova.

An integral approach will be implemented which acts as a pilot project for inclusive education in a mainstream school. It is intended to identify best practices in the international field and adapt these strategies to the particular needs of the Moldovan education system.

This model experience will involve continuous research and training activities of all people engaged in the process and eventually lead to the design and publication of didactic support material for the purpose of dissemination and in the long run replication of this experience in other Moldovan schools.

  • 20 children with disabilities will have the possibility to attend a „normal“ school.
  • Research of international „Best-Practice-Models“ for inclusion schools
  • Adaptation of the model of inclusion schools to the Moldovan situation
  • Trainings for teachers, social assistants and parents
  • Creation of a resource and training centre for publications, documentation and capacity building in the school where the project is carried out.

Direct Beneficiaries:
  • 20 children with disabilities and their families
  • About 20 teachers of the school where the model project is carried out
  • 200 teachers from other Moldovan schools
  • 32 employees of the day care centre for children with disabilities, our project partner.

Project data
Budget: Euro 146.000
Project Duration: January 2007 – December 2008
Project Partner: ERSTE Stiftung, ADA

Address: Alexandru cel Bun str. 85, mun. Chisinau MD-2012, Republic of Moldova

Tel.: +373 22 21 25 41,
Fax: + 373 22 21 25 54