The Rural Respecting Difference Programme aimed to...
- Increase awareness of diversity and difference issues among children, their teachers/leaders and parents
- Help children to understand what it feels like to be excluded and encourage them to be more willing to include children who are different from themselves
- Encourage young children to demonstrate respect and actively include others who are different, rather than ridiculing, fighting or rejecting them
- Make respecting difference a very real experience for children and something that can be shared with their families