October 16: OvidiuRo training sessions for 130 more beneficiary teachers from Maramureș region

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OvidiuRo training sessions for literacy and quality early education continue for 130 more beneficiary teachers from Maramureș region. During these training sessions we promote an educational philosophy that focuses on children’s needs and natural curiosity and teaching methods that rely on interactivity, critical thinking and continuous exploration. This year we support teachers who work with children from […]

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September 27: Pay It Forward! 2 Euro Monthly SMS Donations to Provide Poor Children with Their First Book

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OvidiuRo’s 2017-2018 SMS Draw Campaign to Support Early Quality Education and Literacy in Poor Rural Communities OvidiuRo call all supporters to Pay It Forward – donate 2 Euro / month for the acquisition of books for the poorest children in Romania and contribute to the quality of early education in disadvantaged communities.  The campaigns aims to explain […]

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August: Iași TV Life – The Importance of Early Quality Education

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Over 100 teachers from the Eastern region of Romania were invited by OvidiuRo to the second of a series of 8 regional conferences on quality early education. The sessions emphasize on the importance of education in the first five years of life, with a special focus on educational development of children in poor communities. Quality early childhood education […]

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August: Pofta de Carte in Iasi County

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Reporter: I see you also received a book for the kid to take home.Do you think it will be useful? Mother: Of course. What I want for my child is that he can learn and … open his mind! I’m very glad when he can learn something new! The “Poftă de carte” Caravan started off […]

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August: The Pofta de carte Caravan in Olt county

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The “Poftă de carte” project aims at raising awareness around the importance of reading-aloud as well as that of a healthy nutrition for children. Preschoolers from Ipotești, Olt county, were invited to the local kindergarten to take part in an interactive read-aloud session along with their parents. The campaign is an initiative of OvidiuRo, the association […]

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August 28: 10.000 picture books for children in marginalized communities

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Thousands of children whose parents never had the means to buy them a book will receive one for free through a project initiated by OvidiuRo – a Romanian NGO who supports children in disadvantaged communities. The project started in Bihor and throughout the coming school-year ten thousand books will find their way to less fortunate […]

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August 10: Teach for Romania meets Șotron Summer Schools

Jurnal pentru copii of Digi24 Romanian national television wanted to know how do Sotron Summer Schools work and who are the teachers who gave up two weeks of holiday this summer and prioritized poor children’s education. We went together to Cutuș, Crizbav, Brașov county the village where a Teach for Romania teacher Andreea Fierăstrăeru accepted the Sotron […]

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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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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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Peter Hurley: I became teacher for a day, and got a lesson for life!

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My little boy goes to a new public kindergarten in a working class suburb of the capital city. It’s got an extended programme that keeps him busy until evening. He has his own locker for changing his clothes. He has his own bed for a sleep in the afternoon, with his own pillow and pyjamas. […]

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