Equal access of roma children to all schools in Berkovitsa town

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Foundation "Nangle 2000"

e-mail: nangleofis@abv.bg

Project information – start and end date (if available)
Starting date: 01.07.2009
Ending date: 31.06.2010

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
To provide equal access to mainstream schools for Roma children from the Roma neighborhood "Rakovitsa" of the town of Berkovitsa.
Take out of Roma children (6-15 ages) from the segregation school and theirs equally distribution in the mixed schools in the town of Berkovitza.
Parallel with this to provide activities for adaptation and improve the intellectual level of Roma children among their classmates.
To improve the quality of education of Roma pupils, through that to give them opportunity for the advancing their education in more upper degree in better schools.
To reduce the numbers of Roma children who drop out from a school as to provide that they to be present in the reception schools every day.
Every day work (motivation) with parents in Roma quarter with purpose to change their thinking – necessarily from quality education for them children.
To support the process of integration of the Roma in the society and reduce the prejudice towards the Roma community in Berkovitza.

Results of the project
Increased number of roma children in pre-school education in mixed school and kindergarten (60 % of all roma children).
Reduced drop out rate - only two children drop out of school.
Reduce the children who enrolled in segregation school in roma quarter – with 15 % are reduce the number of roma in segregation school.
Increased number (85-90%) of roma parents involvement into school life of their children.
Increased education level of Roma children – for the first year none roma children with correct exams at the end of school year.
Increased number of Roma in project staff – seven persons of ten are Roma in Project staff.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
All beneficiaries: 140
Roma beneficiaries: 140

Sources of funding
Foundation "Nangle 2000"