“We registered the highest attendance rate in the past 10 years.”

Cristina Linte, School & Kindergarten Director, Alțîna, Sibiu

“This year out of the 115 children in the program, 110 have only a few absences for illness; even the attendance of children who are not in the program has improved.”

Szilard Dullo, School & Kindergarten Director, Araci, Covasna

The Fiecare Copil in Gradinita (“Every Child in Preschool”) program utilizes food coupons to get poor parents to send their children to school every day.  In April, 1057 children in 19 communities had perfect attendance and received food coupons.  The March high of 84% dropped slightly in April to 81%. (Holidays invariably have this effect.   Our local partners report that this year’s overall attendance is the highest in recent history.