For better education

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Roma Education Fund

Roma Oktatási Alap
Terez krt. 46
Mark Center
Budapest, 1066
Phone: +36-1-235-8030
Phone: +36-1-327-0613
Fax: +36-1-235-8031

Project information – start and end date (if available)
Starting date: 01.09.2011
Ending date: 31.08.2012

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
Provide children with access to mainstream schools out of the Roma neighborhood.
Creation of conditions for Equal Integration of the Roma children from Kyustendil in the social, economic and political life of the country in the future.
Promotion of joint participation of children, parents and teachers in intercultural activities, forming tolerance and saving the cultural identity of the children.
Equalization of the educational opportunities for the children from "Iztok" district, expansion of their social horizon and improvement of their perspectives through removal.
Ensure the participation of Roma children in different informal trainings in the principle of games, creation of skills, becomes well acquainted with the nature, visits of different cultural places etc.

Results of the project
287 Roma students enrolled in and attending 6 mainstream schools in the town of Kyustendil.
Decreased drop out rate.
Increased academic performance.
Institutionalized partnership between the Municipality and the Centre for regional development ROMA through signing a memorandum of understanding.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
All beneficiaries: 287
Roma beneficiaries: 287

Sources of funding
Roma Education Fund