Partner IGAXES organized a 2 hours session to different agents and organizations, where were invited to discussed about the project and to talk with them about their work, their progress and their worries. In these sessions they made a presentation together in the first part, and then they divide the group in two smaller groups. Each group has different profiles: families, families at risk of exclusion, teachers and other school professionals, and experts (phycologist, educators, and pedagogues). In these small groups they talk/discuss/have feedback about their different challenges through dynamic activities. Finally was made a conclusion and then the event was closed.
How should parents, mentors, and other caring adults talk to children and adolescents about the growing COVID-19 pandemic?
The multiplier event of Bagazs took place in Bag, Pest county, Hungary on 26.02.2020 with about 40 participants. Most of the invited guests - important actors in the local community, such as the mayor, the school headmaster, kindergarten headmaster, the priest – had joined the event. Among the other participants there were teachers from the local school, and parents both from the village and from the segregated residential area.
The session schedule consisted of two sections: a frontal part and an interactive one.
The frontal section contained three presentations given by experts in the following topics:
The first group arrived to the conclusion that getting to know each other helps understanding and cooperation. School teachers can facilitate this process to a great extent.
According to the second group, trust is the main factor for those parents living in the segregated area.
In conclusion, we have managed to find a direction and some common ground based on which we can build a program. Following this we would like to organize other meetings in the future along this motivational line. The positive feedbacks we received seem to support this idea.