EduBox

Nominovaní 2021

Země: Slovensko

Region: Bratislavský kraj

Odvětví: Občanská společnost / Sociální podnik

Pole působnosti: Chudoba, Mimoškolní vzdělávání, Interkulturní záležitosti

Kdo stojí za projektem: The Path of the Youth (Cesta mladých)

Odpovědná osoba: Kristián Berecz, Soňa Koreňová

Web: Odkaz na web

Výzva

EduBox tackles educational inequality through community intervention between Roma and non-Roma communities in Slovakia. Only 51% of Roma children continue their education into secondary school. This has a negative impact on their life and future opportunities. EduBox also tackles racism and xenophobia towards the Roma minority.

Myšlenka

EduBox founded a tutoring centre to bring together Roma youth from Lozorno and high school students from Bratislava. We offer tutoring, extracurricular activities, and prepare young children for kindergarten. We build trust through building relationships with Roma communities.

Aktéři

We work with children from the Roma community in Lozorno and students from C.S. Lewis Bilingual High School in Bratislava. The students from the high school tutor and mentor Roma kids and organize activities. EduBox volunteers also include teachers and community members of the Roma community in Lozorno. The municipality of Lozorno also provides financial support to maintain the community learning centre.

Dopad

The shared safe space between Roma children and young student volunteers is the project’s strength and innovation. Since EduBox was founded in 2017, we had more than 60 student volunteers, and the number of participants from both communities has increased.

Přesah

EduBox is low-cost and easily scalable. It can be easily implemented in other parts of Slovakia. The project is successful thanks to volunteers eager to discover connections between the two different worlds of Roma children in Lozorno and high school students in Bratislava.