Inclusive Arts Teaching Becomes Widely Accessible with EWMI ACCESS Support
The CSO Youth for Social Equality (YFSE) has introduced and promoted inclusive arts teaching in Georgia to support the rehabilitation and integration of people with disabilities, especially children. With the support of EWMI ACCESS, the YFSE trained 15 teachers from mountainous regions in drama therapy, inclusive dance, and music therapy.
The project team and the teachers delivered inclusive arts therapy sessions to 60 children with disabilities. In order to expand the project’s scope and public awareness on the value of inclusive arts teaching, project team recorded 45 video lessons for inclusive arts activities, and published the comprehensive manual “Arts for Integration.” These resources help interested teachers and therapists master these techniques and offer inclusive arts sessions to those who need it.
The YFSE developed a new Synthetic Therapy Model based on the experience gained from the project and obtained 14,500 GEL of funding from the Ministry of Culture and Youth to promote it and implement it nationwide.