D3 Navigators Association

From Toys to Books: Learning is part of me 2015-2017

Year Area / Project Project Period
2016 Educational Achievement Program - HSSP / Образователни възможности и постижения - СПУГС Jan 2016 - May 2017

Association “D3-Navigators” is continuing their efforts to increase the school readiness of young Roma children and to develop their work with parents.  For a fourth consecutive year, “D3 Navigators” is offering services to the Predel Mahala community.  This year, they expanded their activities to include after-school classes and activities for school-aged children and further development of relationships with schools and institutions.  The team is also continuing to work with the smallest members of the community, by covering kindergarten fees for 10 children and providing parental training and support, leveraging a community laundry facility to help attract and serve local parents.  The team is also training teachers to use the Positive Action program in two schools.  Expected results of the project are school readiness for the preschool children, improved social skills, school attendance and grades, and school continuation of all students, improved parental skills and finally, improved teaching skills and attitudes. In the long run, “D-3 Navigators” is aiming to contribute to decreased risk of early school dropout and to achieve higher rates of 8th grade completion for participating children.