Development of expertise of association employees to reinforce quality of work with children and youth at risk
Summary of project results
Many Roma children grow up in segregated settlements, where they are exposed to various threats. Their environment influences them negatively and so does the majority society. Naturally, this changes the way these children perceive education and employment. An effective way to help is to use the Institute of a Roma Tutor who guides them, and is a positive and motivating role model for them. The project aimed at diminishing the influence of threats to Roma children through working with tutors and other team members. 19 employees and NGO workers participated in training blocks focused on improving the quality of work with children and youth at risk that led to the creation of a manual for regional tutors, volunteers and employees of the organization. 40 students from the Roma community, taking part in the Divé maky programme, continued their studies at high schools. Roma children and young people acquired good mentors, which helped them in their personal development, as well as school performance. In addition, mentors gained new skills for their work with children and youth. The project results will remain sustainable through the organisation’s core activities, which are the priority of its fund-raising. The most significant long-term impact is a newly created system of working with children and youth – mentoring of Divé maky students, which it is set to achieve the highest possible level of the students’ personal development, a potential, which will be eventually very likely turned back to improving life of the Roma commmunity and its inclusion.
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