June 19-29: Training Opportunity for Teachers in Poor Communities

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It is a well-known fact that cognitive stimulation in the first five years of life is closely linked to school and professional success. That’s why it’s so important for our poorest children to also have access to quality early education! And of course quality programs require highly qualified, committed teachers with good teaching tools”. Maria […]

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June: OvidiuRo offers 20 grants for new kindergarten groups in poor communities

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Local teams in poor communities can apply until July 1st for one of the 20 grants – each worth 2,500 Eur – made available by OvidiuRo for the creation of new kindergarten groups for the 2017-2018 school-year.   The Hai la grădiniță! grants are open exclusively to disadvantaged communities. OvidiuRo invited over 400 such communities to apply. 50,000 Euro are […]

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June 2017: School supplies for all poor children in Sibiu County

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On Children’s Day, Sibiu County Council announces the distribution of another 1200 coupons for school supplies to kindergartens across the county, an action that was part of the broader “Rechizite pentru Fiecare Copil în Grădiniță” (School-supplies for Every Child in Preschool) Campaign. The school supplies are meant to support the quality early education of children […]

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Leslie Hawke: Advocating for Diversity (interview)

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Alex Fund and OvidiuRo co-founder Leslie Hawke gave an interview to ZOOT magazine earlier this year –  a very personal and powerful pledge for diversity. Her answers shed light onto the motivation for supporting early education in poor rural Romania and OvidiuRo’s role for 2017. You’ve spent most of your life in the United States, a country which […]

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March 2017: This year’s Șotron Schools announced

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Șotron Two is addressing children aged two or older, who – for some reasons – have not yet been registered in preschool. May-June is the timeframe we advise teachers to use for organizing weekly training sessions for both children and parents who have not yet become familiar with the kindergarten and the structured learning environment there.  This year’s […]

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February 2017: Maramureș County Council covers the school supplies for all FCG children

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This school-year, the Maramures County Council – in partnership with Prefectura, the School Inspectorate and OvidiuRo – covered the school supplies for all FCG children from the county budget. A total of 1616 kits for preschoolers in disadvantaged areas have so far been distributed for the 2016-2017 school year.

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October 2016: “Pofta de carte” National Read-Aloud Caravan Begins

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10,000 disadvantaged children will receive their own picture books to take home and 1000 kindergarten teachers will get “Big Books” Asociația OvidiuRo announces the start of the school-year long Read-Aloud Caravan “Pofta de carte”. The project is designed to raise awareness of the importance of reading aloud and also of a healthy nutrition for young children […]

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September 2016: Book Donation by Romanian Post

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On September 2016, The Romanian post company “Poşta Română” launched a book donation campaign benefitting children from the pilot FCG program in Gura Șuții, Dâmbovița.  The Campaign’s call to action – “Donate a book for the kids who need one” was communicated among “Poșta Română” employees and during the “Strada de C’Arte” Festival and book fair, between September 21 – 25. More info […]

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September, 2016: FCG Summer Caravan in a nutshell

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September 2016 – For two months, OvidiuRo’s team has roamed the country in search for nearly 100 of Romania’s poorest communities in 15 counties.  The Summer FCG Caravan meant field trips to the most destitute communities recommended by county authorities, door-to-door recruitment of preschool children, Read Aloud sessions in kindergartens and in communities, providing poor parents with […]

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September 2016: Maria Gheorghiu and Leslie Hawke received The 2016 ALIANTA Award for Humanitarian Work and Social Involvement

OvidiuRo cofounders Leslie Hawke & Maria Gheorghiu received Alianta’s 2016 Award for Achievement in Humanitarian Work and Social Involvement on September 27, at The ALIANTA Award Gala 2016 in Washington. The ALIANTA Award is an acknowledgement of the long history of fruitful partnership between Gheorghiu and Hawke in fighting poverty through promoting the access to education of […]

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