The way we look at life has massively changed in the past few months. At a global level. And that includes the way we look at Education, especially in Romania - where the system was not fully prepared to move entirely into online. 1 in 3 children in Romania live in relative income poverty. The project aims to equip a minimum number of 200 children from economically-deprived environments with tools necessary to continue their online education.
The current pandemic situation has closed schools in Romania up until September. All studying has been moved into online. 32 % of Romanian's children live below the poverty line. Access to education and school dropouts are a massive problem in Romania, especially in rural areas. Some of these children barely have food on their table. Now, we expect these children to study online. The problem we are facing is that these children do not have the necessary tools to continue their education.
TAR is focused on offering equal opportunities to children in deprived environments. Through this project, we aim to equip children with tables and Internet Connections much needed to continue their education.
The project will allow 200 children to rise out of poverty, offering them a chance to continue their education. In an era of digitization, becoming and being literate is a child's right - it is empowering and can promote a positive sense of self as a learner. We will provide equitable access for all to learn with digital technologies. In the long run, it will help these children build towards their families' well being.