School Mediation Program
Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Balkan Sunflowers established its School Mediators Program in 2010 under the pilot project "School Mediators" funded by the OSCE. The project aims at increasing access to education for children from disadvantaged communities, in particular Kosovo Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian by encouraging enrolment and preventing children dropping out of school.

To this end, the program supports the work of 15 school mediators in ten municipalities in Kosovo. The 15 trained mediators are currently working in the 35 schools that comprise the majority of children from Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in the targeted municipalities. Mediators’ main tasks are: ensuring children enrolment in school, preventing interruption of their school attendance, individuating problems pupils may face regarding their schooling and put in place remedy actions, and mediating among families, schools and municipal administrations.

The program is currently supported by People in Need/Czech Development Agency, the Netherlands Embassy and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Please click here in order to learn more about the School Mediation Program.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 April 2013 )