The context generated by coronavirus pandemic is characterized by lack of predictability in all fields, including in education. This creates a lot of confusion among parents and teachers and a lot of incoherency on the side of public authorities. The most affected by this situation are once again, the most vulnerable. Aware of this, our organization, with the support provided by the American Embassy, managed to mitigate these effects on 20 children from Dudesti, who without this support would have been in the situation of dropping out of school.
By implementing the project ”Let them Learn”, we provided support to 20 children to pass the first hop and not to drop-out school but also to lay the foundations (pupils were in the first and second grade, the most risky in terms of school dropout) for these 20 vulnerable children who can thus have an chance to keep up with other children.
However, the ”Let them learn” project lasted 5 months, a school semester, which gives the impression that things started well but did not continue. That is why the teachers agreed to work voluntary for another month until we mobilize other resources to continue.
A new funding would help us continue to provide support for which we hope to sign the contract in May, 2021 and to provide support for another 2 months until the end of the school year (25th of June). Also, we envisage increasing the number of the children that will benefit from the activities of the project with ten children more
In this context, the aim of the current proposal is to increase the chances of 30 children for following the success school trajectory not only of “surviving”- remaining in the school system.
The activities of the project are: online after school program, Reading club, Initiative group composed of parents, Facebook page and website for educational resources
By implementing these activities we expect the following results:
- Improved school results for 30 children from primary education
- An initiative group composed of parents
- A Facebook page and website for education resources
- A reading club with 30 children with self esteem
- Abilities in video editing for 30 children
- Interest increased for education of stakeholders (parents, young, teachers, authorities representatives)
“This project was funded in part by a grant from United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the author[s] and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.”