PASSION FOR INCLUSION – Empowering intellectual disabilities through comprehensive sexual education

Braila, a city in Romania, recently played host to a groundbreaking meeting on May 26th and 27th, centered around the transformative project “Passion 4 Inclusion” (project number 2021-1-DE02-KA220-ADU-000035138).

The project’s primary objective is to promote comprehensive sexual education among individuals with intellectual disabilities, while also providing support to their families and teachers. This innovative initiative aims to empower this marginalized people by fostering their understanding of sexuality, relationships, and personal well-being. 
One of the focal points of the meeting was the development of educational materials, such as training, E-learning platform and app. These resources aim to provide clear, accessible, and inclusive information about sexuality, relationships, consent, safe sex practices, and personal boundaries. By presenting these topics in a manner that accommodates diverse learning styles, the project ensures that everyone can participate and engage meaningfully. 

It will be also included the cross-country need analysis carried out in Italy, Germany, Turkey and Romania. 
Passion 4 Inclusion recognizes that the journey towards inclusive sexual education extends beyond the classroom. Family members and educators play an integral role in shaping an individual’s understanding and development. Also workshops were conducted to empower families and teachers with the knowledge and tools necessary to address the unique needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities. 
Collaboration and Networking: 
The meeting in Braila served as a platform for fostering collaboration among organizations and professionals working towards a common goal. Participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas, share best practices, and form partnerships to amplify the impact of their respective efforts. Besides, this project seeks to break down societal barriers, challenge stigmas, and promote social inclusion. It is hoped that the outcomes of this meeting will inspire similar initiatives worldwide and encourage policymakers to prioritize inclusive sexual education programs. 

As the next step, partners will finalize the training program and CEIPES will host them in July for the 4th project meeting. They will keep discuss the last steps for the project implementation. 

Discover more on the project Facebook page and website

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