Roma children and education

The programme aims to provide support to Roma children attending mainstream education system in order to help them overcome the demanding school curricula and successfully complete primary school. Access to education significantly improves their chances in life, and also directly reduces the risk from exclusion and violence. Many Roma children do not go to school, but if they are included in the school system, they are exposed to a great risk of dropping out before they finish school and acquire a diploma.

One segment of the project interventions also includes preschoolers by way of workshops preparing them for school. At the same time, their parents are involved in various educational activities, meetings, workshops and home visits helping to emphasis the vital role of education in children’s lives.

Project activities include volunteers, as well as young unemployed teachers who thus acquire their first practical experience and become sensitized to working with marginalized social groups. The relevant projects usually have Roma assistants/mediators, which makes the socialization of Roma children easier, improves the monitoring of children, communication with school representatives and contacts with families, and simultaneously builds the capabilities of mediators.

Supported Projects

Project: Empowering Roma Children in Kiseljak Settlement - Zemlja djece, Tuzla
Name of organization:
Zemlja djece
Address: Klosterska 15, Tuzla
Project duration: 2014 - 2017
Budget amount approved: 24.924 EUR
Project overall objective:  The overall objective of the project is improving the access for education for Roma children in Kiseljak settlement, Tuzla kanton.
Project: Social inclusion of Roma children thrugh regular system of education - Euro Rom, Tuzla
Name of organization:
Euro Rom
Address:
Bosne Srebrene bb, Tuzla
Project duration:
2014 - 2017
Budget amount approved:
42.178 EUR
Project overall objective:
 With support of association of Roma "Euro Rom" and Roma parents, children from Roma communities Poljice municipality Lukavac and Mosnik municipality Tuzla equel in the education system by the end of primary school continue to secondary school, to make them easier integrate themselves into society.
Project: Support the education of Roma as a key to social inclusion - OTAHARIN, Bijeljina
Name of organization:
OTAHARIN
Address:
Beogradska 38, Bijeljina
Project duration:
2014 - 2017
Budget amount approved:
27.024 EUR
Project overall objective:
 To advance integration of Roma minority into the Bosnian and Herzegovian society.
Project: Educative workshops for children and youth - Romalen, Kakanj
Name of organization:
Romalen
Address: Alije Izetbegovića bb, Kakanj
Project duration: 2013 - 2016
Budget amount approved: 27.924 EUR
Project overall objective:  Project overall objective is improving quality of education of Roma children in Municipality of Kakanj.
Project: Workshops for improving education among Roma children - Impact, Čapljina
Name of organization:
Impact
Address:
Ante Stačevića 3, Čapljina
Project duration:
2013 - 2015
Budget amount approved:
21.421 EUR
Project overall objective:
Our overall objective is that 25 % of Roma children in two municipalites have basic aducation which is basic mathematical operations, reading, writing and expressing.
Project: Inclusion of Roma children in school and kindergarten - Složna braća, Bijeljina
Name of organization:
Složna braća
Address: Baje Pivljanina br 42, Bijeljina
Project duration: 2013 - 2014
Budget amount approved: 14.350 EUR
Project overall objective:  The overall objective of the inclusion of Roma and preschool children in the education system and overall goal is to reduce violence in Roma families and increase the number of children in primary and secundari education. This is particularly to girls enrolled in school.
Project: Center for mothers 2012-2013 - Romano ternipe, Gradiška
Name of organization:
Romano ternipe
Address: Gavrila Principa 2, Gradiška
Project duration: 2012 - 2014
Budget amount approved: 14.871 EUR
Project overall objective: Approximately 15 Roma children participate in activities and gain basic knowledge of language, mathematics. Increase in the number of children attending primary school regularly. Organizing informal groups of Roma women (mothers).

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