Тhe video “Young Roma Teachers” presents the personal stories of Raya, Toshka and Mariela. They chose the difficult path of becoming teachers, ready to face all possible hardships and challenges they encounter on the journey of their personal and professional development. This video is proof that successful role models can have a positive impact on the development of children at an early age.

Raya, Toshka and Mariela are active members of the REYN Network Bulgaria and part of the “Young Roma Teachers” project, which aims to support young and ambitious people of Roma origin, who want to become teachers in kindergartens in smaller settlements, visited mainly by Roma children. The project aims to build successful role models that can contribute to the better development of Roma children and increase their motivation and desire to learn.

The “Young Roma Teachers” project is funded  by the Trust for Social Achievement with the generous support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

"Can you hear me?"

The brochure “Can you hear me?” analyzes the process of acquiring a second language and the efforts required of children and teachers. The bilingual skills in young children should be seen as an added value, not a disadvantage. Bilingual children are often better at learning new languages. Teachers need to provide the necessary support to children in the classroom, for example – teaching in an interactive way, enabling children to develop and improve their language skills while giving value to their background and culture.

"Can you see me?"

“How does poverty affect children’s development?

The brochure shows how poverty creates a vicious circle that is difficult to break: the poor living conditions in which children live; the inability to attend high quality schools, which in turn impairs their educational attainment; the high risk of dropping out of school; entering adulthood with low levels of education and without the necessary skills.

The video “The story of Vesna”, a Croatian teacher in a preschool group. Vesna’s main goal is to teach her students how to create a community in the classroom.

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“Dream to grow” - The story of Sevda

I am Sevda from Bulgaria. Starting with where I am now and going back to my early years, I will take you through my life path that made the person who I am today. I will share with you the remarkable moments of my life – I will go through the events that made me strong and I will introduce you to the people who supported me through the many challenges I faced in my life. I am proud to be Roma and with who I am today.

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Education and professional development of the Roma community

Education and professional development of the Roma community

The survey was conducted in 140 settlements. “Trust for Social Achievement” has been working over the years with 80 partner organizations in the country and we have helped over 100 thousand people. More than 100 interviewers and mediators from all over the country worked on the research as well.

ACTIVITY REPORT ROMANI EARLY YEARS NETWORK BULGARIA 2018

In the activity report of REYN Network are described the mission and purposes, the performed activities such as advocacy training for supporting the members of REYN International, material translation, announcing a program for exchange visits, session “Early start to the skills of the future” during the Forum “Education: for future” and etc.; also the planned activities for the next year – developing and distributing manuals on healthy eating, exchange visit of kindergarten teachers in REYN Croatia, second round of the program “Role models at an early age”, creating an advisory board and etc.

ACTIVITY REPORT ROMANI EARLY YEARS NETWORK BULGARIA 2019

In the activity report 2019 are described the performed activities of REYN Network such as regional events, program for national study visits of health, pedagogical specialists and students; internship program “Role models at an early age”, translating materials, training on the topic “How should children from vulnerable communities develop their language and socio-emotional skills” and etc.; also planned activities during 2020 – participation of REYN Network in the annual conference of the principals of Center “Amalipe”, piloting the handbook for healthy eating of pregnant mothers and mothers with children aged 0-3 by NGO, implementing the program “Role models at an early age” and etc.

ACTIVITY REPORT ROMANI EARLY YEARS NETWORK BULGARIA 2020

In the activity report 2020 are described the performed activities of the Network such as the discussions that were done online, under the conditions of the pandemical situation, strategy meetings and the development of the program for small grants “How to raise strong and smart children”; and also planned activities during 2021 – implementation of the program for small grants “How to raise strong and smart children”, the initiative “Inclusion and justice for Roma children and families”, organizing advocacy discussions with the REYN Network members, supported by the Advisory Board and etc.; the purposes of the Network and the results, despite the districtions because of COVID-19.

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"Кътче за родители"

Брошурата „Кътче за родители“ разглежда успешните стратегии за осъществяването на ефективно сътрудничество с родителската общност, като освен това предоставя и допълнителна информация за важността на родителското участие в образователния процес. Описаните погрешни схващания в брошурата, спрямо ромските родители, предоставят възможност за активно обсъждане на проблемите и предизвикателствата, които довеждат до ограничаване на участието на родителите от ромски произход в училищния живот на образователните институции.