The project TERNO (Teachers Education for Roma New Opportunities in School) is a project co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission (Key Activity 1: Roma Multilateral Projects) which aims to set up and implement special support centres in order to support the Roma children that attend the last classes of the elementary school to complete primary education and pass on to the secondary education.

The general objective of the project is to prevent the early school leaving of the Roma children and support the Roma children to move from the elementary to the secondary education. The project aims to improve the participation/maintanance in school for children with low living standard by overpassing the lack of interest towards traditional learning methods. The specific objective with which the general objective will be achieved is through the training of the teachers (or teaching assistants) that are teaching Roma in order to support the Roma children to complete the elementary education.

The main result that the TERNO project has developed are Centres for the provision of supplementary education for Roma children that are completing the elementary education and are preparing to pass to the secondary education. The organization of these centres was based on a methodology which has included all the important elements in order to help teachers of Roma children to better support children that attend the last classes of the school to complete elementary education and pass to the secondary education.

The consortium of the project is multi-actor, it has a great experience in the field and it has complementary competencies. It is constituted from 6 partners from 5 countries (Greece, Spain, Italy, Hungary and Romania). In the project they participate, 3 Roma Associations, one NGO led by Roma, a Research Institute which is specialized in the education research for the Roma people and an organization specialized in the development of research methodologies and management of LLP projects.

Tab 1 The Project

Tab 2 General Objectives and Activities

Tab 3 Main Results

Tab 4 Partners

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RWAR – Roma Women Association in Romania , is an NGO, apolitical founded on 04 September 1996 with P.J. 164/1996 and modified according to that status with P.J. 142/2008 .Included at Association and Foundation Register according Certification nr. 56 / 20.06.2008. The Mission of RWAR, is focused on the development and affirmation of the Roma community in specially for Roma Women from Romania through activities and projects for social policies on the benefit for Roma minority with emphasis in the development  of the quality of life for the Roma women from Romania.

The main objectives
Community development of Roma community and Process Development, in the context of civil right social , politic and economic . Development of the relation for cooperation and partnership with private , public ,national and international association with specialization in research and implementation the social project for Roma.

Domains of activity:
1.Community Development : research, training human resource, Management of projects for the development of Roma women
2. National and International Cooperation: Culture, Health, Education, Antidiscrimination

Project and program’s performed of RWAR in the last 2 years:
1. Literacy-programs for children and for young roma (boys and girls)
2. Training for young student roma for P.C.
3. Tailoring training for traditional roma women with financier programmer
4. Distribution of the brochure "Information about Birth Control and Family Planning"
5. Mediator Sanitary Training for 20 young roma (girls and boys)
6. "Women's Newsletter" : RWAR published the first issue of its newsletter in October 1998. Through this newsletter, we wish to raise awareness and support among national and international institutions and organizations for the programs and activities benefiting the Roma women, children and communities in Romania.
7. “Roma Women can do it” : Preventing and combating discrimination and elimination of gender stereotypes . Scope: To promote principles and values of a real democracy, develop seminars, awareness and information campaigns on the role of diversity in the development process of an organization and of the society at large.
8. "European Roma Women Organization Budget" - ongoing meetings with representatives of the Roma communities from Central and Eastern Europe for the purpose of setting up the Roma Women Eastern European Organization. We held meetings with Roma women's groups from Croatia, Bulgaria and Macedonia and will be meeting with Roma women from Hungary as well. A multi-national meeting is scheduled in Bucharest to coincide with the launch of the new Roma Women's website and with the membership in the Stability Pact of the Organization for Security in Central Europe (OSCE).
9. Organisation of International Conference on "Public Policies for Roma Women in Eastern Europe"
10. The first web site creating RWAR for the first Networks for roma women NGOs in Suds - East Europe
11. Antidiscrimination campaign and promotion of antidiscrimination based on ethnicity
12.The first Center for Information and Counseling OF Roma Women
13 Meeting with Roma NGOs :”Involved in roma programs “
14 Health Mediator Training for 10 Roma Women
15. Development Community for Roma in partnerships with National Agency for Roma
16. Small environmentalist, Drawing Competition for Roma students from General school nr. 30 in partnerships with National Agency for Protection of the Environment
17. „ With us, among us, about us, women”. A mobile minilaborator equipped with ultramodern equipment for test of the glaucoma, cholesterol, and EKG analysis for roma community from Bucharest
18. Meeting „Opţions priority , opportunity for young roma ”
19. Caravan employment of labor in roma community
20. Meeting European Lobby for Women NGOs from Romania
21. “Women – promoter for local development ”
22. Mediators antidiscrimination training for Police Community from District 2 Bucharest.

Role in the project: The main role of RWAR is going to be the coordination of WP3 regarding the Organization of training workshops for teachers of Roma children. In the framework of this role, it will participate in the training of trainers’ workshop, provide practical guidelines for the organization of the training of the teachers, select the teachers that are going to be trained in Romania, organize the training of the teachers in Romania, write the training Report for Romania and write the comparative training report for all the partner countries. Also, RWAR will perform the research for Romania and will monitor the implementation of the piloting in Romania. It will also participate actively in all the activities regarding evaluation, dissemination and sustainability of the project.

Operational and Financial Management: Two project managers will be appointed for the management of the project. One will be responsible for the operational aspects of the project and the other will be responsible for the administrative and financial aspects. Inside the organization, working groups will be created according to the tasks of the project.

This project is co-funded by the European Commission. This publication reflects the views of the author only and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use of the information contained therein.

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