REYN Bulgaria – coordinated by the “Trust for Social Achievement” Foundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria successfully organized a conference on “Practices and Directions: the Educational Mediator in the Kindergarten” on November 3, at the Ramada Hotel, Sofia.
On July 13-14, the Trust for Social Alternative (TSA) held a two-day seminar in the town of Lukovit for the international exchange of experience on the topic “Role models at an early age” with organizations from: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Belgium, as well as with a number of representatives of the Bulgarian educational institutions. A representative of the International Association “Step by Step” (MASS), which finances the event within the framework of the program for the exchange of experience between the MASS member organizations, will also present at the event.
The project “The influence of role models on the development of the Roma community in Bulgaria” is part of the initiative of the US State Department – IVLP Impact Awards, which aims to provide additional opportunities for sharing experience and knowledge to contribute to overcoming challenges and the difficulties local communities face on a daily basis.
Nature of the internship program
The current internship program is an initiative of the Network for early childhood development in the Roma community REYN Bulgaria, coordinated by the Foundation “Trust for a Social Achievement” (TSA). The program aims to provide an opportunity for Roma students from various majors to gain practical skills for working in kindergartens working with vulnerable communities.
The Foundation “Trust for Social Achievement” (TSA) invites non-profit organizations for public benefit to express their interest in implementing information meetings for parents from the Roma community in order to familiarize them with the importance of regular kindergarten attendance for children’s future educational achievements and in order to support the building of a relationship of trust between parents, teachers and educators, as well as educational mediators.
The Romani Early Years Network Bulgaria (REYN Bulgaria), coordinated by the Trust for Social Achievement Foundation, hosted another REYN Network webinar, with the special participation of Eddie Brummelman, who is an Assistant Professor at one of the most elite universities in Amsterdam, Research Associate at The Jacobs Foundation and a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. The topic of the event was: “Children’s Self-Views: A Window to Understanding and Reducing Inequality in Education”.