In a drive to enhance children’s awareness of their rights, The Rights Hero project, funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ program, recently conducted 3 impactful webinars for 211 teachers in Romania. The initiative addresses the challenges exacerbated by the post-pandemic scenario, aiming to bridge gaps in information about children’s rights and EU policies.

The webinars’ main aim was to familiarise the teachers with the Rights Hero educational game and the educational scenarios which are tackling different children’s rights and fostering discussions around these issues. 

The project’s primary focus is on children in disadvantaged or socially excluded environments, acknowledging the crucial role of educators in fostering discussions about rights and improving living conditions. To achieve its goals, The Rights Hero offers free access to an educational game on children’s rights, along with 17 lesson plans and instructions for teachers to conduct classroom activities.

Targeting teachers working with 9-14-year-olds, the program emphasizes gender balance, regional diversity, and the inclusion of minorities. The webinars, lasting two hours each, provided participating educators with free access to all educational materials, accompanied by guidance on implementing proposed activities with their students.

The role of teachers in The Rights Hero project involved participating in one of the online webinars organized by GEYC, organizing at least one lesson within four weeks of the webinar using the provided materials, and collecting student responses through a pre and post-lesson questionnaire. Teachers were required to report the results within one week of the lesson through an online form provided by the project team.

We are excited to hear more about their implementation and measure the impact of the educational game.