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Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School

by Nehemiah Gateway USA Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School
Help Albanian Roma Youth Succeed in School

Summary

Since 1999, the Amaro Tan School has been providing primary education and social support for 140 children from the Roma community, from kindergarten through 9th grade. Only 3% of Albanian Roma complete secondary school, and a fraction of those go on to complete a university degree. A new program of after-school academic enrichment at Amaro Tan, starting in first grade, will prepare students for a successful transition to high school and beyond.

$10,000
total goal
$5,093
remaining
12
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Albanian Roma disproportionately live in poverty, a cycle perpetuated by lack of education. 52% of Albanian Roma have never attended school. 14% complete primary school, and 3% complete high school. Only 25% of adult Roma have jobs, most in the informal sector. Even Amaro Tan students are challenged to succeed in high school in the face of harder schoolwork and pressure to drop out and find jobs. Increased academic support for students at Amaro Tan will help prepare them for future success.

Solution

Amaro Tan helps 140 children per year not to be among the 52% of Roma who never go to school. Obstacles increase as students get older. They lack academic skills such as math, English, and fluency in Albanian to keep up with schoolwork. After-school classes for students ages 5-15 will help them prepare for more demanding high school coursework. Our partnership with Nehemia High School will allow us to provide holistic support to students and their families, reducing the likelihood of attrition.

Long-Term Impact

Less than 1% of Roma Albanians finish university. For this reason, there are almost no Roma teachers, doctors, lawyers, or business leaders. There are no Roma elected officials to advocate for their community, and few role models young people can see and say "they did it, I can too." Preparing students to succeed in high school and university will increase opportunity in the Roma community, helping one of Albania's most marginalized groups to thrive while retaining their distinct identity.

Resources

http:/​/​www.nehemiah-gateway.us/​
Nehemiah Gateway USA website
Nehemiah Gateway, 25 Years of Sustainable Aid

Organization Information

Nehemiah Gateway USA

Location: Boulder, CO - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Sarah Pita
Boulder, CO United States
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