The implementation of the Programme „Respect and Tolerance” in Bulgaria started in October 2021. For the period October 2021 – February 2022 Opportunity and Protection Association involved in the training 129 children from 4 schools in Haskovo region – Primary School “Nikola Y. Vaptzarov” – Haskovo, Professional High School in Mechanoelectronics – Haskovo, Professional High School in Tourism – Haskovo and Professional High School in Agricilture – Svilengrad.
The training consisted of three sessions aimed at empowering the young people to establish healthy, equal and tolerant relationships. During the classes, through interactive methods – role-playing, case studies, games and discussions, the children learnt to recognize violence and its types, to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy relationships, to identify the signs of unacceptable behavior.
The students have actively participated in the training and showed interest in the topics. They shared that the activities were useful for them and they would use the acquired skills to resolve conflicts in their relationships.