Place of implementation: Bratsigovo Municipality
Period of implementation: 01.04.2019 – 31.12.2020
Funding source: Operational Programme “Science and education for smart growth”, co-funded by the European Union through the European structural and investment funds.
Total project funding: 384 877.66 BGN
European Social Fund: 327 146.01 BGN
National funding: 57 731.65 BGN
Goal of the project: Improving the social inclusion of the Roma community in Bratsigovo Municipality, Isperihovo, and ensuring its permanent integration through a socio-economic integration model.
Specific objectives: Supporting the social inclusion of children/students from the Roma community in Bratsigovo Municipality, Isperichovo, by providing them with access to education and trainings.
The objectives of the project contribute to solving the problems of the representatives of the target groups in the following ways:
1.Acquiring independence skills, improving their self-assessment; motivation for healthy and physically active lifestyle
2.Significantly improved personal development.
3.Increased learning motivation.
4.Increased motivation for professional realisation.
- 1.Mechanism for the planning and management of the model and for the improvement of the educational environment at primary school “Hristo Botev”.
- 2.Club activities – improving the educational environment.
- 3.Extra-curricular activities for children at risk of dropping out of school.
- 4.Psychological support for children and students from ethnic minorities.
- 5.Improving the educational environment at primary school “Kocho Chestimenski”.
- 6.Support for students from ethnic minorities in continuing their education at high school.
- 7.Overcoming negative societal mindset, based on ethnic origin and cultural identity.
- 8.Encouraging parents’ engagement in the education process.
Проект “Пилотен модел за социално-икономическа и образователна интеграция на уязвими групи в Община Брацигово”, Договор BG05M9OP001-2.018-0030-2014BG05M2OP001-C01, финансиран от Оперативна програма „Наука и образование за интелигентен растеж“, съфинансирана от Европейския съюз чрез Европейските структурни и инвестиционни фондове.
Kalina and Angel – successful Romani people – met with students in Isperihovo
Two meetings with successful Romani people tool place in the community centre “St. Cyril and Methodius” in Insperihovo in September and October. The events are part of activity 7 of project “Overcoming negative societal attitudes based on ethnic identity and cultural identity” whose goal is to mitigate negative societal attitudes based on ethnic identity.
Angel Simeonov was born in Velingrad and later continued his professional realization there as a school psychologist. He is 27 years old and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”. He has two master’s degrees: one in clinical psychology from the Southwest University “Neofit Rilski” in Blagoevgrad and one in applied psychology from Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”.
Kalina Vasileva is from Sliven. She has a bachelor’s degree in applied linguistics & English language teaching from New Bulgarian University and a master’s degree in political science from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. She has worked as an executive director at Foundation “Equal access”, program coordinator at Trust for Social Achievement in Sofia, English language teacher, and more. At the moment she manages her own consulting agency for human resources management.
The participants in the meetings – 6th graders and 7th graders from primary school “Hristo Botev” in Insperihovo, their parents and teachers – showed a genuine interest in the guests’ stories and asked them a lot of questions. Some of the participants stated they believe that good education is the best road to successful realization and a better life.
The project is funded by Operative Program “Science and Education for Intelligent Growth” co-funded by the European Union through the European Structural and Investment Funds.
Children planted trees in Isperihovo as part of a project
Children from Club “Gradina” together with children from the other clubs, assisted by ten professional gardeners who were hired under the project, planted 32 fruit trees at primary school “Hristo Botev”, Isperihovo. Before they planted the trees, a meeting was held at the gym between the children, teachers, other project participants, and the mayor of Bratsigovo, Nadezhda Kazakova.
The event is part of Project “Pilot model for socio-economic and educational integration of vulnerable groups in Bratsigovo Municipality”, Contract BG05M9OP001-2.018-0030-2014BG05M2OP001-C01, funded by Operational Programme “Science and education for smart growth”, co-funded by the European Union through the European structural and investment funds.