Save the Children

SAVE THE CHILDREN’S OBJECTIVE

Improve access to and quality of education by promoting inclusive and participatory approaches to the education of children from marginalized groups, overall contributing to a higher quality education for all children, as well as providing more effective education financing and management systems which will enable preschools to be inclusive and lead to sustainable change.

WHAT SAVE THE CHILDREN DOES:

Promote Inclusive Education for children from Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities and all children:

Raise awareness about the importance of education among the Roma Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) communities and other marginalized groups, teaching communities how to support their children and engage with the schools.

Capacity building of institutions and the community, helping them become more culturally sensitive and inclusive in their approach and outreach to the RAE communities and other marginalized groups.

Establish mechanisms for the identification of out of school children in cooperation with local civil society organizations and other partner organizations through door to door visits.

Support school management processes and provide training for teachers on quality inclusive education methodologies.

Carry out advocacy work for increased resource allocation by municipal authorities to support inclusive education methodology, through the Index of Inclusion.

Advocate and increase awareness on the importance of investment in Early Childhood Care Development (ECCD).

Support an Early Childhood Development center for ages 3-6 year old in the municipality of Mitrovica for RAE children and their parents.

Website link: http://kosovo.savethechildren.net/

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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.