Cooperation of UNICEF, NGOs, educational institutions of Gomel and Brest regions in the interests of children in contact with the law

21 April 2023

The charitable public association "World Without Borders" and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have launched a new joint project. It is designed for one year and is aimed at improving restorative practices for adolescents in contact or conflict with the law and helping them in rehabilitation and resocialization. The project also involves educational institutions of the Brest and Gomel regions and the relevant education authorities of the regional executive committees.

“Every teenager deserves a second chance,” UNICEF said. Together with partners from the World Without Borders NGO, we strive to make the world a fairer place for all children, regardless of their background.

During the project, specialists will be trained in new approaches and methods, which are included in the guidelines for organizing individual preventive work with students in educational institutions (with the exception of students of special educational institutions, special medical and educational institutions), approved by the Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus dated February 01, 2023. It is also planned to create groups of specialists in the regions who will be able to provide methodological support for this work and disseminate the experience gained.
“Our previous experience confirms that the effectiveness of individual preventive work using the approaches that we will get acquainted with in the framework of the new project is growing,” said the World Without Borders NGO. Previously, its distribution and implementation was recommended by the decisions of the Commission on Juvenile Affairs under the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.
The first seminar for specialists from the Brest region, who have experience in working with these categories of children and methodological support for their colleagues, will be held from April 18 to 20 on the basis of the Raketa recreation complex, and for professionals from the Gomel region - on April 26-28 at the Gomel Regional Institute for the Development of Education.

We invite media representatives to cover the progress of the project.