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