Iniciativa 6

Vision

Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian integrated in all aspects of life and equal contributors to the overall development of society .

Mission

” Initiative 6 ” is a nongovernmental organization that is committed to improving the situation of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in the field of education and in other areas that affect their overall well-being . Initiative 6 achieves this goal through awareness raising, capacity building and advocacy.

6 Initiative works with children , youth and families of Roma , Ashkali and Egyptian as well as local and central institutions , local and international Civil Societies Organizations and other stakeholders .

The strategic objectives of the organization Initiative 6

1. Improving the situation of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in the field of education, children’s rights, and health and social welfare;

2. Increasing involvement of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in formal and informal education;

3. Increase cooperation between Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities, organizations and institutions

Initiative 6 (I 6) is a non-governmental organization, which was established in 2003. Since the foundation is committed to improving the situation of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in the field of education , children’s rights , health and other fields interest for Roma , Ashkali and Egyptian communities.

6 Initiative is an organization with experience in formal and informal education. It has contributed to the increasing number of children of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities involved in pre- primary, primary , secondary and university education ; reducing dropout ; community awareness about the importance of education , health education , respect for children’s rights , etc. .

Initiative 6 has realized and has been part of awareness campaigns ; advocated for changes relating to the protection of children’s rights and various issues in the interest of Roma , Ashkali and Egyptian institutions at local and national public policy; has been one of the developers of the Strategy for the Integration of Roma , Ashkali and Egyptian 2007-2015 and member of the working group for drafting the Action Plan for the Integration of Roma , Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Prizren , from 2012 to 2015 .

I 6 initially developed its activities in the municipality of Prizren . Based on the results obtained in Prizren and the need for support of Roma , Ashkali and Egyptian communities in other municipalities , the organization has extended its activities in other several municipalities of Kosovo .

Initiative 6 is a member of networks and coalitions of Civil Society Organizations . I 6 is a member of the coalition KOMF ; KRAEF member ; KVRL Prizren member and a member of the Interagency Committee for monitoring the implementation of the Action Plan for the Integration of Roma , Ashkali and Egyptian communities in central level .

Initiative 6 is led by the organization’s board , consisting of three members and is managed by an executive director and program managers and project coordinators .

Initiative 6 staff is committed to continuity of contribution to improving the situation of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities and their integration into society.

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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.