Education

”EDUCATION IS THE PREMISE OF PROGRESS, IN EVERY SOCIETY, IN EVERY FAMILY.” – Kofi Anan

All children have the right to education, regardless of the environment they were born in. However, in Romania only a third of vulnerable children graduate primary school. If their parents struggle with everyday life, children’s education does not come as a priority. Without real opportunities and constant access to education, the majority of these children are at risk of becoming adults with economical difficulties, unable to support their families.

United Way takes a holistic approach to developing educational capacity. Education is more than just a classroom or a teacher. In order for youth to receive a quality education, it takes the focus and resources of the entire community to create learning-rich environments where dreams are fueled and opportunities are delivered to those who need them.

Our main programs in education are:

In 2021, United Way Romania supported a number of 8,597 children, from disadvantaged backgrounds, not to interrupt their education, as follows:

6,049 children, from poor communities, were supported to go to school and kindergarten;
2,130 children, hospitalized for a long period of time, participated in educational and art therapy programs;
418 children, from disadvantaged backgrounds, benefited from literacy activities;
727 teachers participated in the Systemic Classroom Management course, and another 179 teachers participated in the Teachers’ Academy, improving their methods of working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
803 parents were supported to develop their parenting skills by participating in the Parents’ Academy meetings, and another 348 benefited from psycho-social counseling.