Empowering Roma Women to Support Children's Education
The Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children in partnership with the Opportunity and Protection Association, the European Roma Information Office (ERIO), the Tulip Foundation and the Gavroche Association started working on the project "Empowerment of Roma Women for Roma Children Education" , funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).
Successful Practices for the Integration of Roma into the Education System
The project is aimed at empowering Roma women to support the education of Roma children and aims to spread information concerning successful Roma integration practices in the educational system at a national and European level as well as to promote cooperation between institutions and representatives of the Roma community to coordinate their actions related to children's education. Project activities will be deployed by mid-2020, the first of which will be the development of a methodology for holding Family Group Conferences (PGC) and Parents' School.
Family Group Conferences and Schools for Parents
Three events are planned in Varna, Kyustendil and Haskovo to present the two models for family support, followed by trainings of specialists working with children, organization of family group conferences, "Schools for Parents" for positive parenting and adoption of skills wich support the education of children.
Further work on the project involves working with 450 representatives of the Roma community, including counseling, meetings and discussions to enhance their understanding of the role of education in child development.
"Empowerment of Roma Women for Roma Children Education" will conclude with a distribution of the project's results at a national and European level and with an impact-evaluation of the project's activities.