Diverse and Equal Association

Economy of the Future – Equal Access to Education for Roma students in Botevgrad municipality

Year Area / Project Project Period
2013 Educational Achievement Program / Образователни възможности и постижения Nov 2013 - Jul 2014

The project is a continuation of the Economy of the Future project that has been implemented by the Diverse and Equal Association for three years already with the support of both ABF and TSA. Aiming at lower rates of drop out and absenteeism and high rates of high school enrollment and graduation, the current project addresses the lack of quality preparation in key academic subjects with regard to the Roma students in Botevgrad and schools in 3 villages. The program provides tutorials in Bulgarian language and math aiming to 7th and 12th graders to help students prepare for the national exams (“maturi). The project also includes initiatives to more effectively engage Roma parents.