Project title: “Prevention of peer violence and gender based violence in primary schools”
Donor: In Fondacija BiH
Duration: 08/25/2016. – 06/30/2017.
Location: Orašje, Donja Mahala, Vidovice, Bok, Domaljevac, Tolisa, Odžak.
Objective: To provide the children, teachers and parents with the proper tools, knowledge and skills to actively participate in the establishment of the adequate responses to the risks posed by peer violence and gender-based violence.
The tasks of the project are:
• collecting basic information related to the attitudes, perceptions and knowledge of peer violence and gender-based violence in the target primary schools with the aim of devising the action plans at the level of school and community;
• strengthening the capacity of schools to respond to violence by defining roles and responsibilities at the school level, defining cooperation with the community, increasing the technical knowledge and skills of the school staff, parents and children;
• establishing a mechanism for monitoring violence at the school level.
The planned project activities:
1. Activity 1. Survey implementation in selected schools: Determination of the level of violence in schools. Identification of the most prominent forms of violence.
2. Activity 2. Workshops with parents.
3. Activity 3. Putting in place School Safety Network.
4. Activity 4. Basic training for education of teachers on „Early intervention – bullying in school”:
5. Activity 5. Workshops to educate children about the skills of peer support and social interaction.
6. Activity 6. Training for the school expert professionals organised by the IN Foundation
7. Activity 7. Mapping local organizations as referential framework to support children
The contribution of the project to improve the conditions and methods of teaching:
• Establishing a quality database on the level of the most common forms of bullying that will serve as a basis for planning future school actions aimed at the prevention of bullying.
• Increased level of knowledge and skills on the prevention of violence of the school staff and students.
• Increased capacity of the primary schools in response to violence by defining roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders at the school level.
• Established cooperation of the primary schools with the organizations from the local community.