Continuation of Healing Hearts’ Character-Building Project in Kosovo and Serbia

Since 1999 the Serbian population in Kosovo has felt very neglected by the international community and also the Serbian government in Belgrade. It is for that reason they are extremely thankful for any sort of aid that is brought to them. During our previous project where we distributed our Prvi Korak (“First Step”) curriculum, it was incredible to see the thankfulness of the teachers and directors of the schools and kindergartens that we visited. During that first distribution, we had told everyone that hopefully there would be a second edition coming in the future. And so it was that we were happy to be able to keep our promise and bring them the greatly improved Bonton za Decu (“Developing Children’s Character”) curriculum.

This time we did not give the curriculum books to individual children (except in rare cases), but gave them out to the teachers by class. That way more children would be reached with the material, as the average class has up to 30 children. The target group was again from KG – 2nd  Grade. Giving the books out in this way took longer, but we were encouraged by the reception and enthusiasm of the teachers, directors, and care-givers that we met. All received introductory training and agreed to follow the teacher’s manual (included in the set), and to keep track of the children’s progress as they work through the 18 different themes.

To view the following photos on Healing Hearts Balkans Facebook page click here.

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