The project “The friendliest inter-class”, which has received support of the President for the second time, extends the geography. It will make friends among teenagers with different color of eyes and skin of practically all Yamal towns and districts.
The project-contest of the regional public organization “The Association of children’s and youth associations of Yamal” will unite people of different religions, nationalities, cultural traditions and school collectives. The project is aimed at preservation of tolerance, interethnic peace and harmony in the society, as well as acquaintance with culture of different peoples and early prevention from interethnic conflicts.
According to the information given by Svetlana Openko, the head of the project, to a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press”, the first experience was very successful — fifty senior pupils of schools from Priuralskiy district, the towns Salekhard and Labytnangi received the certificate of the master of the unique project and with help of the Internet learned how to be friends without gadgets.
“Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is one of the most multinational regions of Russia: more than 110 ethnic groups live on the territory. The social network became an educational channel, as it is popular among senior pupils of school. The community of the project weekly posted a video tutorial and testing theoretical and practical tasks. Interest in the lessons was very high, so we decided to continue this project, attracting as many pupils as possible. It is possible to teach how to be friends, to listen to each other and to respect by doing joint work only”, Svetlana Openko explained.
Noyabrsk, Noviy Urengoy and Sochi are going to join the project. Training in coaching skills during a month is provided for volunteers, who will work with children and adolescents. After training they will receive certificates about completion of the course on organizing of projects on cross-national topics. The project-contest will be held in two stages. The organizers promise the interesting, unusual and rich contest program that will acquaint with customs and cultural traditions of different peoples, will help people to show themselves and display their talents. The journey to Saint Petersburg is promised for winners.