26.11.2018 Print

WorkshopOn November 22-23, 2018 “Training on the social, pedagogical and psychological support of students from among refugees, forcibly displaced persons and foreign citizens” for pedagogical workers of vocational training institutions was conducted. The training is designed in two phases, the first part was held in the spring of 2018. Training was organized by the Republican Institute of Vocational Training in cooperation with the International Non-Governmental Association for Scientific Research, Information and Educational Programmes “Evolutio” on the basis of the Industrial and Pedagogical College of Minsk and was supported by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

30 specialists of the vocational training system of the Republic of Belarus took part in the training.

The event began with welcoming words from organizers.

On the first day, a practical part was held with elements of training on the formation of tolerance among students, moderated by Olga Solovyova, deputy head of the center for scientific and methodological support of educational work of the RIVT.

After a practical part participants had the opportunity to become acquainted with the activities of the Centre for Children and Youth Evrika (CCY Evrika)  in Minsk. Valentina Mostovlyanskaya, Deputy Director of (CCY Evrika) held a practical lesson for the participants “Modern forms of organizing leisure activities for students from among refugees, internally displaced persons and foreign citizens”.

The second day of the seminar began with speech from Ekaterina Maslakova, UNHCR Programmatic Assistant of the UNHCR Office in the Republic of Belarus.  She spoke about the UNHCR global strategy, activities and mandate of Organisation, introduced the main aspects of the problems of forced migration in the world and in Belarus.

Katerina Novitskaya, INA “Evolutio” Public Information Assistant, told the participants about problems of refugees on the example of two countries: Syria and Irak.

Valentina Gorbatyuk, Head of the Department of Methodical Support of Social, Educational and Psychological Activities of the RIVT, held a training session    "Gender aspects of the formation of tolerance among students" during which participants got acquainted with each other, became more united, and in a good mood continued working. Also, spoke about the Topical aspects of socio-pedagogical support and psychological assistance to students from among refugees, internally displaced persons, foreign citizens, held a reflection, summed up the results of the seminar.

The most unexpected and pleasant moment was the award ceremony, which was visited by Melitina Staniuta, UNHCR Belarus celebrity supporter. Melitina handed over certificates, said warm words and thanked the participants of the training.

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