Tulip Foundation started working on a project ”Empowerment of Roma Women for Roma Children Education”.
Partners in the new project are the European Roma Information Office (ERIO), Brussels; the Know How Centre for Alternative Care at the NBU; Gavroche Association in Varna. Opportunity and Protection Association Haskovo is the lead partner.
The objectives of the project are to encourage the empowerment of Roma women to support the education of Roma children; to promote good practices in Roma integration in the area of education on national and EU level and to foster interaction between education, child protection and other relevant institutions, and Roma community to coordinate their activities related to education of Roma children.
The planned activities include development of an Educational package for Family Group Conferences (FGC) and “School for parents”; organisation of 3 workshops in Varna, Kustendil and Haskovo to promote the benefits of the two models for family support and create a supportive environment for their application; training of 51 professionals, working with children for independent coordinators of FGCs and trainers in School for parents; conducting 30 Family Group Conferences to involve Roma women in solving educational problems of their children and to improve their interaction with the representatives of schools; organizing 30 “Schools for parents” aimed at enhancing the skills of Roma women to support the education of their children; community work with 450 representatives of Roma community – consultations, meetings, discussions – to raise their awareness of the benefits of education for the future development of the children; dissemination of project results on national and European level – a national conference, final conference in Brussels, website, a project brochure and impact assessment of project activities.
The period of implementation of these activities is from September 2018 to August 2020. The project is funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) of the EU. The total budget is 182 109 Euro.