Helping Hand Foundation

Prevention through Early Childhood Education

Year Area / Project Project Period
2013 Early Childhood Development / Ранно детско развитие Jul 2013 - Jun 2014

The project addressеs the problem of early school dropout among Roma children in the town of Dobrich by providing a community-based pre-school service to 34 children aged 4-6 whose families cannot afford to enroll them in kindergartens. It involves the following activities: organizing a summer school to improve the children’s Bulgarian language skills; implementing a pre-school program using the Montessori methodology of teaching; parental involvement in the children’s educational development; facilitating the enrolment of the children in mainstream schools.