22.08.2018The scholars of the "Equal Chance" Program finish the academic year with very good success
105 young people from all over the country, were supported by the Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance during the academic year 2017-2018 in completing their secondary education, by providing them textbooks, and covering their transport costs. It is a long-term program, which started in 2011, and is funded by the Trust for Social Achievement Foundation.
Scholars are from poor families, live in villages and small towns and study in secondary and vocational schools in big towns. To keep youths at school, Amalipe Center helps them not only by covering transport costs and supplying textbooks, but also by including them in volunteering. Scholars are required to attend school regularly, to have at least Good success, and to take part in extracurricular activities and initiatives.
During the first school term, the average success of the TSA supported students was Good 4.46. And the average number of unjustified absences was 3.26. During the second school term, the average number unjustified absences was 4.25 and the average success was Very Good 4.75. The annual average student success rate is Very Good 4.85. Sixteen students have no unjustified absences for the whole year. 27 of the scholars were excellent students, four of them Ivanka Petrova, Ruska Nikolova, Tsvetelina Bozhurska and Sheffkett Aldin have 6.00.( A)
For more information about Program results, see: www.romaeducation.com
The Trust for Social Achievement (TSA) is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to break the vicious circle of poverty by promoting opportunities that help the most disadvantaged Bulgarian citizens achieve educational and economic success. The TSA supports programs that, with their integrity, growth potential and transparency, help improve the well-being of the poorest people in Bulgaria, with a special focus on the Roma.