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!