Just Kids at School exhibition launched in Mogilev
A mobile open-air show – Just Kids at School – welcomes guests in Mogilev, featuring successes of six Belarusian schoolchildren with disabilities, their friends and classmates, parents and teachers
Visitors to the show can get acquainted with stories of these children who study in ordinary schools, have friends, dream of a future profession and feel that they are understood and accepted.
The exhibition project is part of the Just Kids at School information campaign aimed at changing an attitude to children’s right to quality and inclusive education. It is implemented by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Belarus’ Education Ministry, with financial support of the Russian Government.
“Equal treatment of all children is an important step towards inclusive society where everyone feels valued, has rights and opportunities on an equal basis with others,” Tanja Radocaj, UNICEF Representative in Belarus, notes.
Each of the photo exhibition characters has their own abilities. Semyon from Baranovichi plays guitar, Masha from Minsk paints pictures, Angelina from Mogilev sings songs in sign language, Kristina from Vitebsk reads a lot, Platon from Gomel understands gadgets, and Yegor from Grodno is fond of playing checkers. Some of them come to school independently, while others need an attendant, a go-cart or a wheelchair. However, all of them successfully study, go to school with interest, take part in concerts and competitions.
The exhibition focuses not only on schoolchildren but also all participants of the education process: teachers and other school staff, friends, classmates and parents. After all, thanks to their support, children with special needs study successfully, and schools become friendly for every child.
The photo exhibition will stay in Mogilev until October 11th and will then tour to Gomel. Until November, the exposition will visit all regional centres of the country.