Program 2

BVL PRESCHOOL EDUCATION PROJECT

The Bernard van Leer Foundation (BVL) awarded a grant to the Roma Education Fund and AMBRELA aiming to support additional services in all four countries of the `A Good Start ‘project. The supplementary project includes 57 children into the kindergarten in Suto Orizari until June 2012. It is a result of AMBRELA’s daily contact with the community and home survey done in the course of the project – the survey (supported by the Slovak Governance Institute) has shown that parents are interested in including their children into the kindergarten but lack the financial means.

Program 1

ROMA EDUCATION FUND / EU AWARENESS-RAISING PROJECTS

The ‘A Good Start’ (AGS) project was launched by the Roma Education Fund in summer, 2010. The project is supported by the European Commission and it targets Roma and non-Roma children aged 0-6 years and their parents, offering quality early care and development services in Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Macedonia. AMBRELA (Skopje), Kham (Delcevo) and NRC (Kumanovo) are the local REF partners (www.ref.org) in Macedonia.