The project benefits from a total grant of 4,720,491 lei offered by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA and Norwegian Grants under the Local Development Program.
Main Partner: Alba Iulia Orthodox Philanthropy Association
Partner 1: HEKS/EPER Romania Foundation
Partner 2: Foundation for the Promotion of Agriculture and Regional Economy – FAER Reghin
Partner 3: NEW SCHOOL AS
Total project budget: 5,244,990 lei (1,104,208.42 Euro) of which Grant: 4,720,491 lei and private contribution: 524,499 lei
GENERAL OBJECTIVE of the project: Support in the education system and an increase in the degree of social inclusion for 645 students in risk situations from the Central and North-West regions by creating activities such as „School after school”.
Specific objectives of the project:
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE 1. Reducing the dropout rate and increasing school performance for 645 students in a period of 24 months, by creating 17 „school after school” groups in 13 localities and organizing a Parent Education Program for 110 parents.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE 2. Develop the professional training of 49 teachers / school counselors working with children at risk of early school abandonment and with children with SEN, for a period of 4 months, by Organizing a Training Program, which includes 4 courses.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE 3: Develop sustainable partnerships for 8 Schools and 8 Local Public Authorities, in order to increase confidence in the education process over a period of 3 months, by organizing 3 Conferences to promote inclusive education and a plenary training session and dissemination.
THE MAIN TARGET GROUP consists of students at risk of early school abandonment, structured as followed: 635 students (6 and 16 years), at risk of dropping out fromm which: primary education 295 students, secondary education 320 students, and vocational education 20 students; from socially disadvantaged families (disorganized / single parents, affected by poverty, Roma, low parental educational level, Hungarian nationality), from the Central Region (Alba and Mureș County) and North-West (Bihor County). Quantitative: at least 40% girls, about 75% students aged 6-10 years, 25% aged 11-16 years, at least 80% of socio-economically disadvantaged families, at least 20% of Roma families. Regarding the distribution: 81.39% – Central Region (Alba County with the localities: Rădești, Berghin, Miraslău, Aiud, Ighiu, Șard, Ighiel, Țelna, Sîntimbru Sat, Sîntimbru Fabrică, Sebeș, Cugir, Alba Iulia, Mureș County with Reghin locality), 18.61% – North-West Region (Bihor County with Diosig and Cadea localities).
SECONDARY TARGET GROUP:
Parents: 170 parents of the 645 children (110 parents from the Project Promoter, 40 parents from Partner 1 and 20 parents from Partner 2) from the main target group will participate in a Parent Education Program to raise awareness of the parent’s role in the child’s education – 110 parents, family counseling sessions 170 parents.
Education staff: 49 people: teachers / school counselors / school mediators / managers working with children and young people from the main target groups (40 from Project Promoter, 7 from Partner 1 and 2 from Partner 2). The 49 teachers / school counselors / school mediators / managers / will go through a training process throughout the project’s implementation period aimed at increasing professional skills and intersectional education-social collaboration, in order to reduce school abandonment and promote inclusive education .
Social services professionals / volunteers: 16 volunteers (Project Promoter) from the social services sphere, who provide services to children and young people from the main target groups. Volunteers will be involved in inclusive and remedial education activities with children.
Other secondary target groups: 120 students in secondary and vocational education (Partner 1), who are not in the risk situations mentioned above, but who interact with children and young people in the main target group (study in the same educational unit, live in the same community) will participate, together with the students from the target group, in workshops with special guests that can give students a personal, concrete example of how, in relatively harsh conditions, they managed their career advancement optimally.
– Inclusive and remedial education activities
– Formative-educational activities
– Activities for meeting the primary needs of children
– Information, counseling and vocational guidance
– Family counseling
– Students’ visits to companies
– Elaboration of the work strategy in the management team and formation of new work skills in the project team
– Curriculum development / inclusive education manual
– Activities of organizing a vocational training on vocational education, with the entity NEWSCHOOL from Norway and transfer of good practices in the activities carried out with the beneficiaries of this project
– Human resources development activities in schools and in the field of social services
Number of children or young people at risk of early school abandonment receiving support services – 635
Number of children or young people who have improved their school participation by at least 10% – 635
Number of counties in which educational or social services were provided to children or young people with SEN – 1
Number of counties in which support services were provided to children or young people at risk of early school abandonment – 3
Number of teachers trained in working with children and young people at risk of early school abandonment – 39
Number of teachers trained in working with children and young people with SEN – 2
Number of parents of children or young people at risk of early school abandonment who received support – 170
Number of parents of children or young people with SEN who received support – 10
Percentage of cooperating entities applying knowledge acquired under the bilateral partnership – 100%
Number of intent letters for future collaboration – 3
Number of participants in exchanges from the Beneficiary State – 18