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OvidiuRo training sessions for 130 more beneficiary teachers from Maramureș region

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OvidiuRo training sessions for literacy and quality early education continue for 130 more beneficiary teachers from Maramureș region. During these training sessions we promote an educational philosophy that focuses on children’s needs and natural curiosity and teaching methods that rely on interactivity, critical thinking and continuous exploration. This year we support teachers who work with children from […]

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Romanian Ministry of Education supports OvidiuRo’s best practices for quality early education

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OvidiuRo – Ministry of Education agreement for the national implementation of quality early education best practices  Minister of National Education, Liviu Marian Pop, and Executive Director of OvidiuRo, Maria Gheorghiu, signed, on September 19th, a collaboration protocol regarding the implementation of quality education best practices central to the Fiecare Copil în Grădiniță (FCG) pilot program. The protocol’s main objective is ensuring logistic […]

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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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Atelierele de Vara 2014 have begun!

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The summer school has started in Budila! Our colleagues, Maria and Nadia will be spending the next threeweeks with the kids.

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Național TV:Am ales să fiu rOMân-Maria Gheorghiu

OvidiuRo cofounder Maria Gheorghiu talks about our children and their chance to a better future.

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Leslie Hawke featured in this month’s Forbes Romania

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The May issue of Forbes Magazine spotlights some of Romania’s most influential women — and among those featured is OvidiuRo’s cofounder Leslie Hawke. At the award ceremony Monday night, she accepted the “Award for Excellence in Education” on behalf of the 22 women at OvidiuRo who have made OvidiuRo one of the most respected NGOs in the country.

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Antena 1 Cluj: Princess Marina Sturdza: „An equitable social trade”.

“Offering food coupons in exchange for daily preschool attendance is a very equitable social trade. By helping a child, Fiecare Copil in Gradinita positively impacts an entire family.” Princess Marina Sturdza discusses with Maria Gheorghiu about our project at the “Sinteza Expertilor” (Antena 1 Cluj).

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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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