Project: “Together today, together tomorrow – local communities in support of improved early childhood education and care”

Implemented in: Malko Tarnovo Municipality, Republic of Bulgaria

Program: “Local development, poverty reduction and enhanced inclusion of vulnerable groups”

Implementation period: 18.04.2022 – 18.04.2024

Lead organisation: Malko Tarnovo Municipality, Republic of Bulgaria

Partners: Burgas Municipality, National Network of Health Mediators, Reykjavik City Department of Education and Youth (Iceland)

Project summary:
The goal of the project is to improve the access to education, healthcare and social skills development for children aged 0-6 in Malko Tarnovo municipality who do not attend or do not have access to kindergarten or nursery, or live in isolated rural areas, urban and/or poor areas with a concentration of problems at risk of poverty, social exclusion and marginalization. The essence of the project aims to promote the active involvement of the community in early childhood education and care, involvement and activation of parents in order to develop parenting skills; engaging experts – Roma educational mediators, health mediators and pedagogues; organizing mobile teams of experts to visit and work in the homes of children in need of care; setting up and maintaining a multidisciplinary and multiethnic team of Roma community to work with children from disadvantaged areas and their families to develop social skills and include children in the education system to develop local communities and overcome negative stereotypes. In order to stimulate the development of thinking and imagination of the target group, basic things that are necessary for children from communities such as clothes, costumes, innovative games and outdoor educational games will be provided. To this end, it is planned to build an outdoor space, which will be free to practice outdoor activities related to stimulating the intellectual abilities of the target group and will be group visits to various entertainment, educational and other places for practical acquaintance with various aspects. of social life. A mobile service and the expansion of an existing center for early childhood education and care will also be established in order to promote the process of educational, social and economic integration and development.

Grant amount: 499,682.99 EUR (+ 85,387.05 EUR co-financing)

Contact: Deyan Yotov
phone: +359 876 078020
address: 8162 Malko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, 3 Malkotarnovska komuna Str.

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