Educational Center “Future of Roma”
This centre embraces Romani children from Kumanovo that have not visited educational institution at all, and have over 10 years. Besides that, there are 2 classes for preschool education where are embraced Romani children from 3-6 years who are learning Macedonian language.
In 2004, 109 Romani students visited the centre.
Donor: RCC “DROM”
Centre for Support of Education “Time Is”
Primary activity: Helping with homework, preparing for class, and Macedonian language lessons for preschool groups
Secondary activities: Computer course, excursions, visits of cinema, theatre, ZOO, organizing art workshops
Aim: Help for Romani students to achieve better results in school. The centre plays the role of second parents, because of the big percentage of illiterate or half literate parents. Educators and assistants work with the children.
We cooperated with primary school “Hristijan Karposh” in the project implementation.
”Applied Education for Young Roma – Summer Camp”
Aim: Deduction of illiteracy with possibility for employment, and improvement of the condition of young Roma in Macedonia.
Activities: The program lasts 3 years, and in the end of every year there is a summer camp organized for students with excellent results at school. In the program, 75 children (5 from all 15 schools), 15 teachers and 15 coordinators from NGOs participated.
Location: Ohrid – Klementica
Donor: MCIC through Danish high school organization Operation Days and the Danida Fund of Danish government through the Danish church help
“MOSAIC – Research”
Aim: The project MOSAIC is a research project where high school students are questioned for their attitude towards their schoolmates from other nationalities. Following the results from the questionnaire, 2 seminars were organized and they embraced 50 high school students from all ethnic groups living in Kumanovo.
The aims of this project surpassed the expectations, and an interesting conclusion is that the environment has big influence on the opinion of young Roma.