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07/09/2020 17:23

Sharing an international experience in the pandemic realities

The pandemic and related quarantine restrictions have affected all areas of our lives. The Project of the Early Childhood Development Program was no exception. We had to divide the two-day seminar on the Slovak and Hungarian experiences of implementing such programs into two parts and conduct them online.

On September 4, 2020, the Hungarian partners shared their achievements and best practices. Boglarka Bata, director of the Carpathian Foundation in Hungary, spoke about the situation with the early childhood development of Roma children in the country and described the peculiarities of Foundation’s program. She presented main results of the Project and experience, outlined the existing problems and challenges. The participants asked many questions and received thorough answers about the initiatives of Hungarian colleagues.

The concept of the orphanages was presented by Eva Somor, an expert on early childhood development and integration of children, who currently works at the Berlin Brandenburg International School in Berlin. She presented a program to reduce child poverty; experience gained from early childhood development programs in Hungary and other countries. The experts expressed their recommendations for project development in Ukraine, answered numerous questions from participants.

In the afternoon, the participants discussed their thoughts and ideas without foreign experts. The partners shared their ideas and consulted on the possibilities of implementing foreign experience.

On September 16, 2020, the second part of the training will take place with the participation of Slovak experts online. Sincere thanks to all colleagues and partners!

02/09/2020 17:20

ROUND TABLE - DISCUSSION OF CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

ROUND TABLE – DISCUSSION OF CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

On August 31, 2020, a round table of Project partners and other stakeholders was held at the Emigrand Hotel. It was attended by representatives of organizations and institutions that provide services to children of the Roma community in the field of medicine, social protection, culture and spirituality. Participants discussed various problems and challenges they are facing in everyday work, offered their vision of successful implementation of micro-projects. Among the participants there were doctors from the Perechyn Primary Health Care Center of the Perechyn City Council, NGO “Vesta”, the Transcarpathian Regional Center for Social and Psychological Assistance, a pastor of the Roma community, school doctors, other NGOs and Project partners.

Participants discussed both fundamental (large-scale) issues, such as the isolation and separation of the Roma community in the city, migration, etc.; and specific issues of lack of documents, low level of education, early marriages, lack of motivation to study and others. The participants also shared their vision of the problems of human trafficking, high levels of infectious diseases due to poor sanitation, drug use, the position of women in the Roma community. Undoubtedly, the culture and traditional way of life of the Roma play an important role in the emergence and solution of these problems.

25/08/2020 17:17

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Round table

 

The Carpathian Foundation is holding a round table in order to involve stakeholders in discussing the problems of early childhood development of Roma children, identifying the main challenges in this area and possible ways to overcome them. At this event, the partner organizations will present a project and their own approaches to early childhood development. It is proposed to discuss the possibilities of cooperation of the project with other stakeholders (health care services, schools, local governments, social workers and psychologists, NGOs provided services, representatives of the Roma community) and prospects for dissemination of experience.

As the Project covers various aspects of early childhood development (responsible parenting, infant care, preschool and school education), for effective discussion, as well as due to quarantine restrictions, it is planned to hold at least 2 round tables with the involvement of relevant specialists.

The first round table will take place on August 31, 2020, at 11 a.m. in the conference hall of the Emigrand restaurant – https://emigrand.com/.

More information about the Project can be found on the website of the Carpathian Foundation www.carpathianfoundation.org.ua or from the coordinator Natalia Beley nataliya.beley@cfoundation.org, 050 665 56 81.