Improving the educational attainment of young Roma children is critically important in breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
FFR runs a Kids Club Program for children ages 3-6 and an After School Program for students between 1st and 8th grade. Currently over 140 students are enrolled in FFR’s educational programs.
In Romania, 77% of young Roma are dropping out of school before completing upper secondary education (high school or vocational training).
How is FFR helping empower these children to succeed?
Education is key to a child’s future and a bridge to better employment opportunities.
FFR’s programs offer a safe and encouraging environment, where children receive help with their homework and develop basic skills like reading, writing and math. Our teachers eagerly support and encourage the kids to stay in school and continue their education through high school.
It’s not just homework. It’s learning and growing in community.
The children learn to politely interact with one another and have the opportunity to practice life skills that were previously unknown to them, like health and hygiene practices, gardening skills, and developing IT competencies to help them succeed in a digital world.
“For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
The children in our educational programs learn who God is and how much He loves them. Through songs and interactive Bible lessons, the children learn that God loves them abundantly, and that He has a plan for each of their lives.
SPONSOR A CHILD!
For $45 per month, your sponsorship will cover the costs for a child to be in our educational program. You will have the opportunity to correspond with, encourage and make a difference for a child who needs your love and support. For more information, please email FFRFriends.Romania@gmail.com