Education is the movement from darkness to light’ TIP community teacher

‘there are two key groups of workers in a state: mothers and teachers’ – bursary recipient

 

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96% of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian community in Kosovo haven’t finished compulsory education.

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kindergarten kid

The Ideas Partnership runs catch-up classes, provides essentials like bags and books and winter transport, lobbies to overcome bureaucratic blocks, and mediates between families and school to help children get to school and stay there.

 

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Our wider work in marginalized communities tries to tackle the underlying factors – poverty, poor healthcare, alienation, negative attitudes – that make it harder for children to get to school.

 

Grown-ups too: TIP runs adult education, including for literacy, and gives bursaries so adults who never had the chance to finish school can do so at last.

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It’s good to have the chance to improve ourselves and not always to be begging or asking favours.‘ – bursary recipient

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