Now, Daniil Savyonok, a nine-grade student, is able to attend classes just like his fellow classmates, owing to the Navapolack – from an inclusive school to an inclusive city Project. A new lift was installed by the initiative in Navapolack Secondary School No. 8 attended by Daniil and thirty more adolescents with developmental challenges. The disabled teenagers, who had studied remotely before, received more opportunities to communicate with their peers and teachers. Applying individual chips, they can use the lift without outside help at any convenient time, and freely move around the school.
30 students with developmental challenges study in Navapolack Secondary School No. 8 including 11 children with mobility impairments. In addition, 35 special children attend the school's Corrective Pedagogy Centre. The efforts on adapting the school environment to the teenagers' educational needs will continue.
The inclusion project is co-implemented by Navapolack City Executive Committee and two NGOs: Belarusian Union of Transport Workers and Belarusian Society of Disabled People, with financial support from the Delegation of the European Union to Belarus. It is aimed and ensuring equal and non-discriminatory opportunities of education for children and youth.