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Infant Matter

Year of granting the aid: 2014
Realisation date: 01.04.2014 – 31.03.2015
Amount: 877 694 CZK
Organization: Nová škola, o.p.s.

The Infant Matter Project works with Roma families in two socially segregated localities of the Karlovy Vary region, in the cities of Dobrá Voda and Nová Farma. The project focuses on the field of early child care and pre-school education. We co-work on the project with the partner organization Český západ o. p. s. The Project is built on three basic pillars of development of the Roma families.

The first pillar consists of regular family clubs, where the parents educate themselves, thanks to the invited lectors, in the basic fields of the project’s interests. This key activity is supplemented with an excursion and with all-day weekend workshops.

The second pillar consists of parental centres. There the parents, together with a trained pedagogue, develop their own parental competence during both work and games with their children. This key activity is supplemented with creative workshops for parents and their children, with trips and with collective cultural actions.

The third pillar consists of the work of the parental counsellors – Roma mothers, who are continuously educated for the role of an authority in the field of early child care and pre-school education in the localities and they are supported both in the way of supervisions and mentoring. They will be responsible for home-visiting in the families included in the project in the third project year.