Respect for Diversity and Peace Building Manual

The Respect for Diversity and Peace Building Manual is an adaptation of the Regional PRECEDE Manual implemented in 48 kindergartens in the 5 Balkan countries; Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia. It also represents combination of the International Handbook of Professional Workers with Young Children in Conflict Areas developed by the International Peace Network and the Manual on Social and Financial Education of Young Children developed by the Aflatoun Secretariat.

Balkan Sunflowers Kosova - Summer Program Curricula

Summer Program curriculums contain different educational activities to be implemented with the children ages 6 - 12. Each curriculum has 4-5 weeks of planned activities.

School Mediation Training Manual

School Mediation Training Manual contains 20 training modules and can be used for teachers and school mediators with the aim to prevent dropouts, increase cooperation between educational stakeholders and parents involvement.

Planned Activities for Cohesive Education (PACE)

The Planned Activities for Cohesive Education (PACE) program was initiated by Balkan Sunflowers Kosova in their learning centers. This program outline activities to be used with children within the national curriculum to improve their core competencies necessary to succeed in school and life. PACE incorporates science and literacy activities and technology based learning from the Balkan Sunflowers Kosovo"s Reading for Discovery and Learning Through Experiments project.

Manual for Educators and Parents for use of Picture Books - Albanian

Manual for educators and parents for use of picture books is an adaptation of ISSA’s activity books "Opening Magic Doors – Reading and Learning together with children" done by Step by Step Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Macedonia (FECIM). The ISSA's activity books are adapted for eight of the 20 children's picture books that FECIM had selected to publish under the USAID "Readers are Leaders Project".

Handbook for Work with Students with Disabilities for Improving Literacy and Numeracy Skills - Albanian

Handbook with activities for work with students with disabilities for improving their literacy and numeracy skills contains 20 activities for lower grades of the primary school . Two special educators from a special primary school in Macedonia made an adaptation of ten activities from each of the two previously published handbooks (“Step by Step to Literacy” and “Learn Math through Play”).

Math through Play - 50 Activities for Improving Student Numeracy Skills - Albanian

The Macedonian handbook Math through play is comprised of 50 activities that aim to improve lower grade students’ numeracy skills. All activities are divided in six teaching and learning areas (Numbers; Math Operations; Measurement; Data Analysis; Word problems and Geometry) as defined in the Macedonian national teaching curricula. The Handbook describes each activity separately, including the necessary materials, the preparation process and the method of conducting the activity. Additionally, each activity is supported with one or more photos presenting the preparation process.

Step by Step to Literacy - 50 Activities for Improving Student Literacy Skills - Albanian

The Macedonian handbook Step by Step to Literacy- 50 activities for improving student literacy skills is composed of 50 activities divided in six teaching and learning areas (Listening and talking; Reading and writing; Language; Literature; Verbal expression and creative writing and Media culture) as defined in the Macedonian national teaching curricula for the first three grades.

Reading Corner Kits - Opening Magic Doors: Reading and Learning Together with Children (4-5 YRS)

ISSA has created three Activity Kits to accompany selected groups of Reading Corner books. The Kits offer teachers, parents, and caregivers guidance on the most efficient ways to engage children in exciting and meaningful learning, using books as a starting point for inquiry and action. Each kit includes an Activity Book and 4 of the Reading Corner children’s books, chosen for age appropriateness.  The different kits are for the following ages:

To have a Dog

Matthew lives in an orphanage. He wanted a dog. He received other gifts and things through the years - stuffed animals, toys, snails, even lice - but never a dog. One day Matthew was finally getting new parents, and what did the parents have for him - a dog.
Written by Ivona Brezinova (Czech Republic)