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Modeling infrastructure for literacy and quality early education in poor kindergartens of Romania

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- A stop in Bistrița for the World Education Day – Over 70 preschool teachers and education specialists played their part in finding the answers during the first regional training session – of a series of 10 – organized by OvidiuRo in Bistrița last week. The Network of Teachers for Quality Early Education from Bistrița […]

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Pofta de carte in Iași county

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Reporter: I see you also received a book for the kid to take home.Do you think it will be useful? Mother: Of course. What I want for my child is that he can learn and … open his mind! I’m very glad when he can learn something new! The “Poftă de carte” Caravan started off […]

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The Pofta de carte Caravan in Olt county

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The “Poftă de carte” project aims at raising awareness around the importance of reading-aloud as well as that of a healthy nutrition for children. Preschoolers from Ipotești, Olt county, were invited to the local kindergarten to take part in an interactive read-aloud session along with their parents. The campaign is an initiative of OvidiuRo, the association […]

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10.000 picture books for children in marginalized communities

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Thousands of children whose parents never had the means to buy them a book will receive one for free through a project initiated by OvidiuRo – an NGO who supports children in disadvantaged communities. The project started in Bihor and throughout the coming school-year ten thousand books will find their way to less fortunate children. […]

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Teach for Romania meets Șotron Summer Schools

Jurnal pentru copii of Digi24 national television wanted to know how do Sotron Summer Schools work and who are the teachers who gave up two weeks of holiday this summer and prioritized poor children’s education. We went together to Cutuș, Crizbav, Brașov county the village where a Teach for Romania teacher Andreea Fierăstrăeru accepted the Sotron Summer […]

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Series of 8 training session for teachers in poor communities

Opportunity in 8 Counties for Dedicated Teachers to Participate in Training Led by International Team of Experts It is a well-known fact that cognitive stimulation in the first five years of life is closely linked to school and professional success. That’s why it’s so important for our poorest children to also have access to quality early […]

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School supplies distributed to all poor children in Sibiu County

On Children’s Day, Sibiu County Council announces the distribution of another 1200 coupons for school supplies to kindergartens across the county, an action that was part of the broader “Rechizite pentru Fiecare Copil în Grădiniță” (School-supplies for Every Child in Preschool) Campaign. The school supplies are meant to support the quality early education of children from disadvantaged […]

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Șotron Schools 2017

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Start for the 2017 Șotron Two Schools! Șotron Two is addressing children aged two or older, who – for some reasons – have not yet been registered in preschool. May-June is the timeframe we advise teachers to use for organizing weekly training sessions for both children and parents who have not yet become familiar with the kindergarten and […]

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(interview) Leslie Hawke – Advocating for Diversity

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You’ve spent most of your life in the United States, a country which seems to have gathered all the minorities in the world. How did you perceive diversity while living in the US? What are the differences you’ve spotted between the Americans and Romanians when it comes to tolerance? The English novelist EM Forester said […]

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(Interview) Romanian Stories: Leslie Hawke, The Woman Who Dedicated her Life to Philantropy. She Helped Thousands of Romanian Poor Children Go to School

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TVR Iasi-The FCG caravan arrives in Botosani and Iasi

The Eastern Romania regional branch of the national TV broadcaster – TVR Iași, covering the subject of the high risk of poverty among Romania’s children, the details of the National FCG Program and OvidiuRo’s recruiting Caravan in two of the counties with the highest numbers of potential beneficiaries of the food coupons for kindergarten. TV feature only available […]

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TvPlus-Summer Caravan in Suceava

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An Alternative Weekend in Oraselul Cunoasterii

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30 teachers from the FCG communities benefited from an Applied Science Class, thanks to our partner GSK Due to this, during the “Saptamana Altfel” program (Alternative School) , the teachers will work and experiment with the children in their classes on how to be “detectives of the subtances”, how to make liquid soap and many […]

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Librarians, teachers and children-partners for diversity & equality

Sorry, this entry is only available in Română.

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Early education- a priority for Brasov, Dambovita and Dolj

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May 28, 2014 1000 extremely impoverished children from Brasov, Dambovita and Dolj counties will be able to attend kindergarten in September thanks to the grant OvidiuRo got through Fondul ONG in Romania. 500 of them will benefit of Fiecare Copil in Gradinita for the first time. With them, 800 parents and over 100 teachers and […]

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Transilvania Reporter: Cluj, ahead of New York on early education for the poorest children

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“Meal coupons are a great incentive for poor parents and that’s how we give severely impoverished children have a change to be integrated in our society” noted Maria Gheorghiu.

Leslie Hawke added that ” Maria and I have been working on this for 14 years and we concluded that kds who attend preschool have a much better chance of succeeding in life”

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Pro TV: OvidiuRo provides glasses for the poorest children of Romania

For the poorest children of Romania that need glasses, like Adriana (5 years old, video), a visit to the doctor’s office could mean spending the family’s monthly income. Therefore the parents can’t afford to take them to be examined and the issues only get worse. All over the country, hundreds of kids have medical problems that remain untreated.

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