Once again, our Svetogled Support Centre in the Roma community of Fakulteta, Sofia, opened its doors for local children and their families. With flowers, toys, smiles, a little impatience and a few tears, a group of fifteen children aged between 3 and 5 years old gathered for the first time in the new school year.
This is the fourth year that the neighbourhood’s children will receive care, training, support and encouragement within FSCI’s Early Years Education in Vulnerable Communities Programme. The Centre’s team will be working intensively with educational materials approved by the Ministry of Education. Special attention will go to the parents and extended family of the children, whose attitude to education and care is particularly crucial for their children’s development, and their retention in the education system.