The project “How to raise strong and smart children” is aimed at helping young mothers raise strong and smart children and the target group is pregnant women and mothers with children aged 0-3. The project will train over 70 mothers from the region.
1. MISSION AND GOALS OF THE NETWORK
The Romani Early Years Network Bulgaria (the REYN Network) was established in January 2018 and is coordinated by “Trust for Social Achievement” Foundation. The REYN Network aims to support professionals working with children from minority communities, in order to increase the scope and quality of the provided services, and in this way unite efforts to advocate for its members. The Network also supports the development of role models from the Roma community.
On 12th of March 2021 Romani Early Years Network Bulgaria – REYN Bulgaria organized an online event on working with children, who do not speak Bulgarian fluently. The participants of the event were representatives of TSA, International Association “EducArt”, “Sauchastie” Association, “Roma Academy for Culture and Education” Association, “Future” Foundation, “NSO” Club, “Znanie” Association, “Concordia Bulgaria” Foundation, CMEDT “Amalipe”, “Arete Youth” Foundation, principals, and representatives of kindergartens.
On 24th February 2021 REYN Bulgaria organized the first regional event of the year, which focused on informing the REYN Network on viral diseases in children and the possibilities for treatment. Dr. Irena Vidinova, who is a healthcare specialist with long-standing experience and practice in the sphere of healthcare, as well as a deputy director of the Regional Healthcare Inspectorate in the city of Vratsa, was the moderator of the event.
On 18th November 2020, REYN organized webinar on the topic “How to develop socio-emotional skills at an early age”.
For Ivan and his family, the autumn of 2020 turned out to be very different. Ivan had his first day at the University of Shumen “Archbishop Konstantin Preslavski”, and his wife had her first day at high school. Their son had his first day at kindergarten.