In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School

by Nehemiah Gateway USA
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School
In Gjirokaster, Help Roma Children Stay in School

Summary

This initiative aims to assist 15 economically disadvantaged Roma children aged 5-12 in Gjirokaster, Albania, enabling their success within the Albanian public school system for a more promising future. Your donation will furnish them with essential support, including suitable clothing, shoes, necessary school supplies, and provisions of food for their families, ensuring they attend school without hunger, fostering their academic achievement.

$20,000
total goal
$3,468
remaining
56
donors
1
monthly donor
1
fundraiser
4
years

Challenge

Staying in school is a challenge for Albanian Roma children. More than 50% of Roma adults are illiterate; lack of education perpetuates poverty in their community. Children help their families by begging or picking up trash, rather than going to school. Nehemiah Gateway's new Gjirokaster soup kitchen provides daily meals and afternoon activities for 30 Roma children. The children come from poor families; some are homeless. Many parents resist school because it brings them neither money nor food.

Solution

This project directly addresses the obstacles many Roma children face in attending school. Monthly food parcels offset income families lose by enrolling children in school, provide an incentive for continued attendance, and make it less likely the children will go to school hungry. School supplies and clothing reduce the stigma of visible poverty at school. Daily after-school homework help at the soup kitchen addresses education gaps.

Long-Term Impact

Every Albanian Roma child that learns to read and write is a success story. The children supported by this program will demonstrate that they can succeed in school, and make it easier for their brothers, sisters, and cousins to follow them to school. This will help the Roma community to begin to break the cycle of poverty while developing success stories, role models, and advocates in Albanian society.

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Organization Information

Nehemiah Gateway USA

Location: Boulder, CO - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Michelle Mann
Boulder , CO United States

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