The first teacher, the alphabet, the backpack, the emotion of finding who is going to be your deskmate… These are memories that any child should have from the first day of school. For children from disadvantaged communities, the first day of school still means the sadness that they do not know how to count, to […]read more
The 2020 goal: Leslie Hawke on giving underprivileged children access to early education, leaving Romania, and the country’s hidden resource
Leslie Hawke arrived in Romania in 2000, as a Peace Corps volunteer and spent the first four years in Bacău, a city in eastern Romania’s Moldavia region. In 2001, she teamed up with Maria Gheorghiu for the Gata, Dispus și Capabil initiative, providing education for underprivileged children and job training for mothers. In 2004, the two […]read more
February 23: Fiecare copil merită o poveste! Caravan begins Over 20,000 picture books will be distributed in disadvantaged communities.
The caravan has began in February, in Satu Mare county, and aims to increase children’s exposure to new vocabulary and the world of books in kindergartens and, also, to train preschool teaches for Sotron Doi and Ateliere de Vara educational modules. The project will be implemented with the support of ‘host kindergartens’ in poor areas […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more