January: OvidiuRo continues its literacy-based interventions in Dâmbovița County

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In 2020, Asociația OvidiuRo continues its long-term partnership with Dâmbovița School Inspectorate by launching a two-year literacy-based program focused on expanding children’s vocabularies and improving their language skills – both addressing preschoolers and pupils in primary school (mainly 2nd grade). Through different types of interventions – from reading aloud sessions or teacher trainings, to literacy-based […]

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December: OvidiuRo launched “Punguța cu 2 cărți”

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Recently, OvidiuRo launched a pilot project that encourages parents with young children to read aloud with their toddlers – ever since they are born. „Punguța cu 2 cărți” (The 2-Books small bag) offers poor parents in disadvantaged communities a kit of two picture books to take home and read aloud with their babies. In order […]

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November: 6 Montessori fellowships for OvidiuRo Master Teachers

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This November, 6 preschool teachers, part of OvidiuRo Early Literacy Network, participated in an intensive 2-week AMI Montessori Assistant (3 – 6 years old) course in Bucharest – fellowships provided by Montessori Institute of Bucharest, in partnership with OvidiuRo. Besides the final selection – an interview with OvidiuRo’s trainers, the selection criteria also focused on […]

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September: 6000 preschoolers and 1200 volunteering teachers participated in the 2019 Sotron Summer Programs!

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This summer, 1200 volunteering teachers organized 480 Sotron Summer Programs, in 37 counties in Romania. In total, 6000 preschoolers participated in OvidiuRo’s 2-week educational module that offers less advantaged children rich summer learning experiences, and 18.000 picture books were distributed – for children to use in class and to take home. This year edition – […]

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July 2019 – OvidiuRo’s Sotron Summer Program started all over Romania!

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With the beginning of summer, dozens of Summer Programs started all over Romania. By the end of August, over 1500 preschool teachers from around 500 communities signed up for the 2-week educational module that brings children from disadvantaged rural and urban areas to the kindergarten over the summer. In June, the volunteer teachers attended at […]

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June: Regional trainings for 2019 Sotron Summer Programs begin!

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This year Sotron Summer Programs start in June, with 4 days of regional trainings in Focsani and Sibiu. Hundreds of preschool teachers are expected to join the trainings – teachers who volunteered to organize a Sotron Program this summer, in a disadvantaged rural or urban community – for at least 10 children age 3 – […]

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May: 12,000 Children Will Receive a Book to Take Home, with UiPath Foundation Support

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Starting September 2019, due to UiPath Foundation support, over 12,000 children in rural areas in Galați and Vaslui counties and Ferentari (București) will receive a book to take home. Also, around 100 kindergartens in disadvantaged areas will get a KinderLibrary (a child-friendly bookcase and a selection of age-appropriate picture books), while over 1600 preschool teachers […]

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May: Every Child Deserves a Story & STEM Volunteer Readers – partnership for promoting reading aloud

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Asociatia OvidiuRo and Progress Foundation have recently signed a partnership in order to support each other in implementing projects that encourage children’s access to books and literacy – Every child deserves a story and STEM Volunteer Readers. The common goal is to make available books and educational materials so that children will have access to […]

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April: Circle of Security trainings for parents and teachers

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In April, OvidiuRo and Fundatia Noi Orizonturi held the first meeting with parents and preschool teachers within the newly launched pilot-project on parental education – based on the Circle of Security concept regarding early interventions to increase attachment and security in parent-child & teacher-child relationships. The pilot project is implemented in Gura Sutii, Dambovița County […]

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Over 16,000 Children Got Their Own Picture Book to Take Home (January – March)

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Between January – March, 2019, A Story for Every Child pilot program brought 16,400 picture books in the hands of preschoolers living in rural areas, in 12 counties (HR, GR, OT, VS, IL, VN, BH, AR, AB, TR, MS, CL). Also, 500 Master Teachers in these counties were trained by OvidiuRo, in order to conduct […]

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