KNJAZEVAC, PROKUPLJE – Donation of didactical materials worth 131.711 Dinars has been handed to educational institutions in Knjazevac and Prokuplje in the framework of RECI project: ‘’Pre and Elementary Schooling of Roma: Fostering Opportunities for Greater Attainment and ESL Reduction’’.
Writing boards, projection walls, geometric sets and school supplies have been handed to elementary schools “MilicRakicMirko“ in Prokuplje, “Vuk Karadzic“ and “DimitrijeTodorovicKaplar“ in Knjazevac and Preschool institutioni ‘’Bajka’’ in Knjazevac, as a donation to support enrollment and schooling of Roma children of pre and elementary school age. More than 100 vulnerable children from Roma community benefited from school supplies, while 4 schools have got necessary equipment.
“We are glad to have this opportunity to make the Christmas holidays of Roma children in Knjazevac and Prokuplje happier, but also to draw public attention to the importance of early years and early education of the youngest. We did our best to inquire the needs of children, so that we could prepare what is missing. ‘’We are glad to know that didactical means will be useful to teachers in creating warm and enabling environment for education and upbringing of children’’ says Mr. DjordjeRadoicic, TUTORING program coordinator.
This activity is organized in the framework of project ‘’Pre and elementary schooling of Roma: fostering opportunities for greater attainment and early school leaving reduction’’ (RECI) which is funded by the European Union and implemented by the World Vision Austria led consortium of partners including Agroinvest Foundation Serbia, Western Balkans Institute Belgrade, Preschool Teacher Training College ‘’Mihailo Palov’’ Vrsac, Cultural Information Center ‘’Pralipe’’ Pirot with the support of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs as the main beneficiary of the project.