Grains of Good has been working with Zhuravlik (Moscow, Russia) on creating inclusive environments in mainstream schools for children with special educational needs. We are joined by Applied Behavior Analysis Services of CT, Inc. (US) to increase and improve inclusive education opportunities for children in Russia.
Inclusion is necessary to ensure every child can live a full life, including getting an education and spending time with friends in a school environment. Denying access to mainstream education is equal to segregation. Inclusive education is essential for all participants, children, and adults, as it teaches the essential skill of coexisting and respecting and accepting each other's differences.
We help fund professional training for tutors and special education specialists, as well as their salaries. Thus, we allow children to receive an education, support talented and passionate individuals, receive professional training, and find jobs. We also help purchase special equipment necessary to create "inclusive capsules" and help families cover costs associated with ensuring their child can attend an inclusive school.