Donator: Roma Education Fund (REF)
Project’s title: “Improved educational achievements of Roma and Egyptian (R/E) 9th grade students and their follow up till high school graduation”
Implementing party: ARSIS, Social Organization for the Support of the Youth
Partners: Ministry of Education and Sport (MES)
Ministry of Social Welfair and Youth (MSWY)
Fund delivered by REF: 263` 372. 50 EUR
Project duration: 01 October 2014-30 August 2018
Location of the action: Tirana and Durres Region
Targeted groups: The direct beneficiaries will be 80 Roma and Egyptian students in lower secondary education in Tirana and Durres region, who will be supported 4 years long, till they reach graduation. The program will target one cohort, those students who will enter in 9th grade and who have a high chance to drop out between 9th and 10th grade. 70 % of them will be Roma and 30 % of them will be Egyptian.
Project goal: The Project aims to improve the enrolment, transition, retention rate and academic achievement of approximately 80 Roma an Egyptian students 4 years long, in the 2014/2018 academic years (2014/2015., 2015/2016., 2016/2017., 2017/2018.) in the lower secondary and upper-secondary education schools, and in technical vocational education schools in 2 regions of Albania.
Main objective: The main objective is to decrease dropout rate among Roma and Egyptian lower and upper secondary school students at risk of dropping out through better outreach and positive interventions (scholarships and mentorship program) and to support them till the final exam (Matura, or equivalent).
Facilitate the registration process of Roma and Egyptians in secondary education;
Announcement of call for scholarships; selection of scholarship beneficiaries based on merit and socio-economic status;
Monitoring and supporting each case for improving academic achievements of the beneficiaries;
Selection and training of mentors who will facilitate the assessment and communication between beneficiary students, their families and educational institutions;
Selection and training of supportive teachers (tutors) through:
– 1000 Roma / Egyptian families per year will participate in raising student academic achievement;
– through mentoring and supportive teachers(tutoring) every academic year 100 Roma and Egyptian children aged 15-18 years will be helped to pass and to improve their academic achievement from grade 9 to grade 12;
– 80 students will be supported each year with scholarship in order to improve their results from grade 9 to the completion of grade 12