Posted on May 8, 2018
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Life without education is hopeless. Unfortunately, in Romania, because of the poverty and discrimination, kids drop out school at a young age. According to Eurostat, in Romania 19.2% of people aged 18-24 had successfully completed only eight grades. This means that roughly one out of five young people has no qualification. If we look a little closer, 300,000 – 400,000 children of school age are not in the education system (UNICEF).
We asked ourselves a lot why is this happening in our country and why the parents do not do anything for their kids. First: their parents do not realize how important education for their kids is. Second: the problems is that school dropout rate is up to 17, 5% in the last years in Romania because of the limited parental education.
Why the After School programs matter?
Is it because After School programs go beyond the school. After School programs are at the cutting edge of combining education and youth development, creating programs that children want to attend – where hands-on, fun creative learning is the norm. Through this project, we want to improve life and social skills for each kid and we desire to encourage a better future for each one of them.
“The After School program brought hope in my life and in my whole family. It gave me a new chance for education. When I first started the after school program I did not even know to recognize the letters of alphabet, but now I can read and I can even count. The after School program is one of the best things that happened in my life”- Adela Covaci
“I love being part of the “After school” program because here I get to learn how to read and write and I get to spend time and have fun with my friends”- Alin Marcus
The Importance and Impact of the After School Program is clearly seen in the video bellow: