Building the capacities of K-RAEEYN members for advocacy

Early in 2015, the project has organized a two day workshop for advocacy reaching individual members/ organizations of network. The workshop focused on development of an advocacy action plan for the issues related to Early Childhood Development of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian children in Kosovo. The planed advocacy initiatives will focus on awareness raising about the importance of ECD, institutionalization of the pre-primary services provided by community centers and addressing the issues of discrimination in the classroom.

It is expected that the implementation of the initiatives will start during March 2015.

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On-site support for Roma, Ashkali, Egyptian and other ECD practitioners

Following the finalization of the two rounds of training “Getting Ready for school” the practitioners have started with the regular monthly implementation of the activities with parents and children in the centers where they operate. The network is now organizing monitoring visits. The visits serve to monitor the implementation of the training programme and its activities but also to reflect and advice the practitioners during the implementation.

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“Step by step” training

In total 18 practitioners working with Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Children have taken part in the basic level of the Step by Step training. The training was consisted of five working days and aimed to increase the knowledge of the practitioners with the principles of child centred approach, establishment of enabling learning environment, techniques of cooperative learning among others.

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Improving the performance of K-RAEYN members – “Getting ready for school”

The project continued with the provision of the quality professional development opportunities for its members. Two rounds of training “Getting ready for school” were organized, reaching in total 36 network members. The training has provided to the practitioners the tools to work with parents and to help them in working with their children during the early year’s period.

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Moving Forward – First meeting of the Leading Council of Kosovo RAE Early Years Network

June 28, 2014June 28, 2014
newssssThe final review of the networks’ documentation was made and the members agreed about the final changes. The chairmen and secretary of the network were selected, Kosova Education Center will be the chairmen and Balkan Sunflowers Kosova will be the secretary of the network for the period of one year. The training materials and timeframe for their implementation were also discussed and will be defined in the near period. The aim of the K-RAEYN is to establish a network of ECD professionals and para-professionals from RAE communities in Kosovo, and those who work with RAE communities in Kosovo. It is based on the concept of Romani Early Years Network (REYN) which was launched at a special event, during the international ECD conference, organized jointly by the International Step by Step Association (ISSA) in October 2012. The member organizations of the leading council of the K-RAE-EYN who also took part in the meeting are the following: Iniciativa 6, Balkan Sunflowers Kosova, Save the Children, Bethany Christian Services, and Kosova Education Center. The next meeting of the Leading Council will be held during May 2014. Previously, Kosovo Education Center organized two meetings with K-RAE-EYN members, one in December 2013 and one in April 2014, where the idea and plans of the network was discussed and the members were registered.

Ecim përpara – Takimi i parë i Këshillit Udhëheqës të Rrjetit

June 28, 2014
Takimi i parë i Këshillit Udhëheqës të RrjetitK-RAE –EYN Gjatë takimit u bë shqyrtimi i dokumentacionit të rrjetit dhe anëtarët u pajtuan për ndryshimet përfundimtare. U zgjodhën kryesuesi dhe sekretari i rrjetit. Qendra për Arsim e Kosovës u zgjodh kryesuese kurse Balkan Sunflowers Kosova u zgjodh sekretare , te dyja organizatat do të jenë në këto funksione për periudhën një vjeçare. Në takim u diskutua lidhur me materialet për trajnim dhe periudhën kohore për implementimin e tyre, kjo do të definohet në një periudhë të afërme. Qëllimi i rrjetit K-RAEYN është themelimi i një rrjeti profesionistësh dhe para- profesionistësh për Zhvillimin në Fëmijërinë e Hershme nga komunitetet RAE në Kosovë dhe të atyre që punojnë me komunitetet RAE në Kosovë . Ky rrjet bazohet në konceptin e rrjetit Romani Early Years Network (REYN) i cili u lansua në një organizim të veçantë , gjatë konferencës ndërkombëtare të organizuar nga Asociacioni Ndërkombëtar Hap pas Hapi (ISSA) në tetor të vitit 2012. Organizatat anëtare të këshillit udhëheqës të rrjetit K-RAE-EYN të cilat gjithashtu morën pjesë në takim janë: Iniciativa 6, Ballkan Sunflowers Kosova, Save the Children, Bethany Christian Services, dhe Qendra për Arsim e Kosovës. Takimi i ardhshëm i Këshillit Udhëheqës do të mbahet gjate muajit maj,2014. Qendra per Arsim e Kosovës, paraprakisht kishte organizuar dy takime me anëtarët e K-RAE-EYN, një në dhjetor 2013 dhe një në prill 2014, ku u shqyrtuan idetë dhe planet lidhur me rrjetin dhe u regjistruan anëtarët.