m! M at the round table “The importance of acquiring higher education for young people with disabilities in Montenegro”

Association of youth with handicap of Montenegro on June 14, starting at 11.00 in the PR Center, organized a round table “The importance of acquiring higher education for young people with disabilities in Montenegro”.

Representatives of the Ministry of Education, Educational Institutions, Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms, political parties, representatives of NGOs, representatives of organizations of persons with disabilities and others attended the round table.

Marina Vujačić, Executive Director of UMHCG, said that education is the meaning of life, and the meaning is given to a person by the way. So, for the conditions in education, people are responsible.

“It is in this place that we can make the difference between education for everyone and education for everyone,” Vujačić pointed out.

Anđela Radovanović, program manager, UMHCG presented the results of monitoring accessibility and analysis of the teaching process and working conditions of secondary schools in six Montenegrin cities, in Podgorica, Nikšić, Bijelo Polje, Berane, Bar and Budva, which was also the key project activity.

“When we talk about some specific accessibility elements that we have analyzed, there are no tactile paths or motion alerts for people with vision impairment in any school, and the ramp exists in 16 out of 23 schools we visited. However, the fact that it exists does not necessarily mean that it is standard. In some schools, the ramp is much taller than it is prescribed, we also noticed that it was buried somewhere on one side, and there are none at all, said Angela.

The project Equal education for all – It tends to contribute to better conditions for inclusion of children with disabilities in the field of secondary inclusive education. In accordance with the above, the project is organized by three workshops in three selected secondary schools for students and teaching staff. Monitoring was also monitored in six Montenegrin cities and the preparation of the Handbook on Access to Children with Disabilities in Secondary Inclusive Education in Montenegro is underway.

Dragana Radulović, a member of the IROP team of the Secondary School “Spasoje Raspopović”, told us that in their school the process of social inclusion is being implemented from 2010/11 and through the project from the school year 2014/15. The school has also verified adult education and in this connection we have good cooperation with NGO “Paths” where we conduct training with people who have already finished high school “.

“As far as our experience with inclusion is concerned, we are very satisfied and successful in that, depending on the specificity of the solutions that a child brings with you,” Dragana told us.

The project is financially supported by the Ministry of Education, through the Inclusion Invitation in the project for financing projects / programs for NGOs in the field of institutional and non-institutional education-sub-level support for inclusive education for 2018.

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