Project Launch – integrated measures in education for 840 children and 260 young people and adults: Education for the Future!

Starting in May 2018, project beneficiary Hope and Homes for Children Romania, together with the Baia Mare Municipality and the Nicolae Bălcescu Lower Secondary School, are implementing the project “Integrated measures in education for 840 children and 260 young people and adults: Education for the Future!”

The project is co-financed by the Social European Fund through the Human Capital Operational Programme 2014–2020.

The project implementation period will cover 36 months, from 23.05.2018 to 22.05.2021; eligible costs amount to 9,324,553.66 lei for the entire project period and are co-financed from the Social European Fund through the Human Capital Operational Programme 2014–2020, Priority Axis 6 – Education and Skills, investment priority 10 (i) – reducing and preventing early school abandonment and promoting equal access to quality elementary, primary and secondary education, including formal, non-formal and informal learning for education and training reintegration; call code POCU/74/6/18/18/, operation OS 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6,  project code 105525.

Partner schools in the project:

  • Kindergarten of the school associated to the Traian Vuia Upper Secondary School in Tăuții Măgherăuş
  • All-day kindergarten 8 in Baia Mare
  • Petre Dulfu Lower Secondary School, Baia Mare
  • Sports Upper Secondary School Baia Mare

Project general aim:

  • to increase access and participation to education for 840 children aged 2 to 16, in vulnerable groups, and for 200 young people/adults who have not finalised their compulsory education, through prevention, intervention and compensation measures, based on a customised education plan, in an integrated approach that includes parents/guardians or staff involved in the education project.

Project specific objectives:

  • to increase access to education for 60 ante-pre-schoolers and 200 pre-schoolers.
  • to facilitate participation to school classes and to improve school results for 580 children aged 6 to 16, members of vulnerable groups, through integrated customised measures, during 5 school semesters.
  • to increase access and participation to education for 200 young people and adults who have not finished their compulsory education.
  • to improve skills quality for 260 people – teaching and support stuff working with the children in the target group.

Some of the expected results:

- 3 age-specific shows with the participation of at least 50 children aged 2 to 5 per show, accompanied by their parents;

- 4 seminars for parents of children aged 2 to 5, with an attendance of at least 30 parents/seminar;

- 1 conference attended by 60 experts, specialists, professionals coming into contact with parents of children aged 2 to 5 (general practitioners, paediatricians, social workers, NGO representatives etc); the conference will take place in the final project year and it will also serve as a sustainability / communication tool, to disseminate the project results;

- 4 public events in the community where the associated / partner schools and kindergartens activate;

- 60 ante-pre-schoolers included in the TG;

- 200 pre-schoolers in the TG;

- 260 parents/guardians together with the children receiving counselling;

- 100 pre-schoolers will participate to an educational programme complementary to the kindergarten programme, covering 5 semesters;

- 2 kindergartens will improve their educational environment;

- 200 pre-schoolers will participate in a summer-kindergarten-type educational programme;

- 260 parents/guardians will benefit from a parenting programme of 6 one-hour-long sessions;

- 60 ante-pre-schoolers will receive financial support to be able to go to crèche;

- 60 pre-schoolers will receive financial support to be able to go to kindergarten;

- 260 children aged 2 to 5 and belonging to the TG to receive material support;

- 4 campaigns targeting students organised in participating schools, with an estimated participation of 200 students per campaign;

- 4 seminars for teachers, one in each school, with an average attendance of 20 teachers / school;

- 4 seminars for parents, 2 in each school, with an average attendance of 20 parents / seminar;

- 580 students aged 6 to 16 in vulnerable groups will be identified and included in the TG;

- 2 schools will have better educational infrastructure: ITC equipment, refurbished gym;

- 40 children will receive physical therapy;

- 80 children will benefit from specialised therapeutical interventions (psychotherapy) and support staff;

- 1 workshop to attract representative social actors, including employers, to the activities organised in educational units, in order to increase their involvement in the educational process;

- creating 4 teams of “coaches” to support and manage proposals for volunteering campaigns;

- 4 schools will participate to a volunteering campaign idea competition;

- 6 proposals for volunteering campaigns, aimed at increasing awareness on the importance of child participation to compulsory education, focusing on supporting participation to public education amongst children with disabilities: environmental objectives to be included;

- 1 competition event, for the 6 volunteering campaign proposals;

- the implementation of 4 volunteering campaigns;

- 108 students aged 6 to 16 from vulnerable groups and included in the TG will participate to after-school educational activities, following a tailored educational plan;  

- 472 students aged 6 to 16 will participate to art workshops: panting, drawing, music, communication skills; English / public speaking; ITC (computer skills and programming); sports;

- 580 students aged 6 to 16 within the TG will participate each summer throughout the project to a 5-day-long camp, following individual objectives set up in the tailored educational plan;

- 580 parents / guardians will attend a parenting programme covering 6 one-hour-long sessions;

- 580 students aged 6 to 16 will benefit from a health education programme;

- 480 students aged 6 to 16 will receive financial support;

- 580 students aged 6 to 16 will receive material support based on a methodology that will be compliant with the applicant’s guide;

-  200 young people and adults will participate in a second chances programme;

- 200 young people and adults will receive counselling;

- at least 5 employers will be involved in the project implementation; 5 participation to volunteering programmes agreements will be signed;

- 200 young people and adults will receive financial support amounting to 100 lei/month in the second chances programme;  

- 260 teachers will gain superior skills in teaching/learning methodologies that are interactive, participatory, focused on the child;

- 50 teachers will receive an allowance amounting to 900 lei in order to implement support activities.

 The project will be implemented in Baia Mare and Tăuţii Măgherăuş.