An educational module to empower children from underprivileged communities during the summer vacation.
It aims to provide children from disadvantaged communities with experiences of learning through play, exploration and collaboration.
While summer break is a time for fun and leisure.
It also offers an excellent opportunity for children to fortify their knowledge and embark on exciting new educational endeavours.
Without adequate support from families and communities, summer can become a void for intellectual growth for countless children. Without proper stimulation, the knowledge they acquired during the school year fades away, posing a formidable challenge when they return to the classroom and necessitating additional interventions to bridge the gaps.
Șotron Summer Workshops specifically targets children from vulnerable backgrounds and engages them in educational and recreational activities that shape their knowledge.
The three main goals of this program are
Deepening of academic knowledge
What are we doing?
Training sessions for teachers, both physical and online.
What are we doing?
– carefully selected and age-appropriate illustrated books;
– educational kits;
Indoors: teachers and volunteers collaborate to transform classrooms into well-ventilated, purposefully arranged spaces tailored to meet the unique learning needs of the children.
Outdoors: many thematic projects take place in nature.
summer workshops in 40 counties
Around this age, the magic of learning unfolds through immersive experiences, where kids' curiosity sparks a voyage of discovery. Witnessing their sheer delight as they delve into the workshops, exploring the intricate web of cause and effect, interweaving objects and processes, is truly awe-inspiring. Each resource and every experiment fuels their excitement. For example, they were thrilled when they stumbled upon the enchanted world magnified by the looking glass.
Maria Bîia, preschool teacher, Lungani, Iași
With the support of Fildas Catena Group, over 4,500 illustrated books were distributed nationwide in 2022, along with educational materials such as geometry kits, rulers, graphic sets, interactive games about eco-habits, activity sheets, and hygiene kits.
With the help of Dedeman, in 2021, we donated 1,200 illustrated books to children and teachers in 15 counties (Alba, Brăila, Brașov, Cluj, Dâmbovița, Dolj, Harghita, Iași, Maramureș, Mureș, Olt, Prahova, Sibiu, Suceava, and Tulcea).
From 2012 to 2022, grants from GSK, Together for a Better Health, totalling €460,000, helped us distribute medicines, vitamins, fruits, and hygiene kits in over 400 disadvantaged communities.
Additionally, 36,000 children participated in personal hygiene or health education activities during the summer workshops, and 55,000 children, parents, and teachers participated in or attended hygiene lessons within the PHASE project (Personal Hygiene and Sanitary Education).