Uniting Differences project wraps up, participants look to the future


Uniting Differences project wraps up, participants look to the future

Roma Community members, pre-school teachers and local authorities, NGOs, CSOs, local trainers and international experts are preparing to gather in Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia, for a final evaluation of the CDRSEE's "Uniting Differences" project, aimed at helping keep Roma children from dropping out of school.

The event will include an assessment roundtable and press conference about the project, including many of the principal leaders. It will be held on Wednesday 20 May 2015, in Sveti Martin na Muri, located in Medjimurje County, Croatia.

After 21 months of work, including training sessions with 45 pre-school teachers in Medjimurje County, the pilot project is wrapping up. CDRSEE, along with its partners, the Center for Peace, Legal Advice and Psychosocial Assistance in Vukovar and the Preschool Teachers Association in Medjimurje “Krijesnice udruga odgajatelja” will present the evaluation. The participants will discuss the success and multiplier potential of the pilot teacher training workshops, best advocacy and monitoring methods, as well as good practices.

The future situation of the Roma community, sustainable methods of cooperation, policy recommendations on teaching methodologies for disadvantaged groups, and plans for future collaboration by school representatives will be some of the other issues on the agenda.

Every end is a new beginning; the CDRSEE believes that with this inspiring project, doors have opened for Roma children in Medjimurje County, and we remain committed to building on this pilot project to work for equal access to education for all children.

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