Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Curriculum developed by Boys & Girls Clubs NI
The Youth Service Regional Assessment of Need (2020-23) identified Inclusion, Diversity & Equality of Opportunity as one of the key themes for the youth sector. Inclusion, diversity, and equality of opportunity are the basis of a fair and equitable society. Although there is a strong legislative framework which protects individuals and groups of people from discrimination, evidence suggests that inequalities persist.
“Whilst the majority of children and young people in Northern Ireland enjoy safe, happy and active lives, there are significant numbers of children and young people who experience discrimination and prejudice or face barriers because of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability or even where they live. In some cases, children and young people may face multiple discrimination” (pg. 56-57).
This programme aims to celebrate and embrace diversity, promote inclusive practices, remove barriers to participation, and ensure equality of opportunity.
Alongside the session plans, tutors are encouraged to avail of the PowerPoint slides for each session which include useful information, pictures, activity prompts and videos. Session plans reference all additional worksheets/ materials required for workshop activities.