OvidiuRo’s flagship program, Every Child Deserves A Story (Fiecare Copil Merita o Poveste), is a multifaceted approach that expands disadvantaged children’s vocabularies and improves their language skills by enriching the kindergarten and home literacy environment in rural and impoverished urban communities, utilizing the following main interventions:
(1) Providing language and communication development trainings to preschool teachers all over Romania;
(2) Equipping these teachers with quality educational materials to use in their daily activities with children;
(3) Equipping classrooms with ‘Kinder-Libraries’: ready-made reading corners consisting of a child-friendly bookcase, a selection of high-quality age-appropriate and curriculum-related books (kindergartens in 500 most socio-economically disadvantaged areas);
(4) Giving ‘My First Book’ to 25% of the preschool children in rural areas (100,000 books, in total), to write their name in and share with their families.
The program launched by OvidiuRo in September 2018 reached all Romanian counties by the end of 2019.