Education for a Better Future – After School Programme for Students at Risk of School Dropout from Disadvantaged Rural Areas

Purpose:

To facilitate access to education and the completion of compulsory education for children from socio-economically disadvantaged families.

Objectives:

– Acquiring and developing competencies and skills to ensure optimal school integration, active participation in the formal educational process, and improved school performance for children at high risk of school dropout.

– Supporting children in effectively participating in school courses.

– Acquiring protective skills and habits for health (hygiene and self-care) and correct, healthy eating habits.

Beneficiaries:

150 children aged 6 to 14 years, at high risk of school dropout. These children come from socio-economically disadvantaged families where parents are unemployed or lack stable employment and do not have sufficient financial and material resources to ensure their children’s necessary participation in education. Many parents have low educational and professional levels, are inactive in the job market, come from single-parent families, or are children whose parents are working abroad and are cared for by elderly relatives or other family members.

Activities:

– Remedial education aimed at supporting and guiding students in preparing lessons, completing school homework, reinforcing knowledge acquired at school, and addressing gaps in information accumulated during the educational process.

– Activities for developing socio-emotional skills. These include thematic games, watching thematic videos, free discussions, reading stories that develop socio-emotional intelligence, and applying specific therapeutic methods and techniques for socio-emotional self-regulation and art therapy.

– Health education through information sessions and free discussions, promoting correct knowledge about various health aspects, forming attitudes and habits for responsible and healthy behaviour, educating children about nutritional values, rational selection and portioning of food, proper food preparation, identifying authentic nutrition, caring for their own bodies through a balanced and appropriate diet, and raising awareness of the importance of nutrition for a healthy lifestyle.

– Providing a hot meals at lunchtime for the children.