Promoting Respect

The Promoting Respect project, funded by the Scottish Government’s Equality Fund via the Voluntary Action Fund, builds on and develops previous GREC work in schools providing presentations and workshops on equality and diversity to young people.  A focus of the project over the past year has been to develop the “workshop” model within classroom settings, ensuring that young people are given the opportunity to raise the equality and human rights issues that are important to them, and providing a safe space to further explore these issues.  A further focus for the project has been to provide support to schools to evidence their commitment to the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools award, and their compliance with Article 2 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The impact of the project is to increase the reflection and understanding from young people on what it really means to respect one another, and the change that inevitably happens when young people start to think about these issues. Children and young people learn about equality, discuss it and they apply it to their lives and this will make a huge difference in the future.  The project worker works in partnership with organisations such as the Montgomery Development Education Centre, as well as teachers, guidance teachers, Community Learning & Development, equality champions and pupil groups in order to deliver the project groups.

To contact the project email Adriana: asokolowska@grec.co.uk 01224 595505