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Skola dokoran – Wide Open School n. O.

Skola dokoran – Wide Open School n. O.
Žiar nad Hronom
Slovakia
(+421)-917-069 943
Geographical Focus
National levelRegional levelInternational level
Type of organisation
NGO
Main Activity Type
Service ProvisionCapacity BuildingConsultancyPolicy developmentAdvocacyResearch and knowledgeMonitoring and EvaluationPublishing
Focus
Quality PedagogyHealth ProgramsChild RightsAccess to ServicesParenting SupportSocial inclusion for Romani and migrant childrenSocial inclusion special needs
Targeted Age Groups
Before childbirth (pregnancy)Birth to threeThree to SixSix to TenTen+
Members target groups
ChildrenVulnerable marginilized childrenParents/care-takersEducatorsHealth professionalsSocial workersParaprofessionalsSupervisors (inspectors)Managers of servicesPolicy makersLocal authoritiesHigher education staffStudentsPractitionioners with Romani backgroundIn-service training providers

Mission

Vision
All families in heterogeneous communities, especially with children at an early age, living in a full-value and tolerant environment, have access to education and social services, and in addressing their needs they can rely on an open and competent public administration.
Mission
Škola dokorán - Wide Open School:
-cares about the needs of families from heterogeneous communities, especially those with children at an early age,
-contributes to the development of stimulating environment with emphasis on education, employment, housing and health,
-eliminates intolerance and facilitates dialogue among stakeholders.

Values
Škola dokorán - Wide Open School respects:
-Partner approach and cooperation
-Expertise
-Professionalism
-Open communication.

Škola dokorán - Wide Open School n. o. is an open nonprofit organization dedicated to community development and lifelong learning for socially disadvantaged groups, with an emphasis on families, especially with children at an early age, and with an ambition to compete on the international level.

News

Date: 24-02-2020

TOY for Inclusion organizes successful event at the EU Parliament

“I strongly believe that social inclusion starts with young children and their eagerness to play,” posts Slovenian MEP Tanja Fajon on Twitter, after the recent Pop-Up Museum she hosted at the European Parliament.

Date: 18-12-2018

NEWS - TOY for Inclusion Wins Lifelong Learning Award 2018

We are delighted to announce that our project TOY for Inclusion has received the Lifelong Learning Awards 2018 in early December. The prize is annually awarded by the Lifelong Learning Platform to initiatives that set up creative and inclusive practices.

Date: 30-10-2018

NEWS - Exchanging Goods and Good Times in Slovakia

The Wide Open School is working with seriously disadvantaged people: the Roma community. They live in very poor settlements.

Date: 25-09-2018

NEWS - TOY for Inclusion Gets Extended

The TOY for Inclusion project and the Early Childhood Education and Care Play Hubs, received support for another 2 years.

Date: 07-12-2017

Inclusion for all: a Peer Learning Activity in Ukraine

ISSA member Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation organised a 1 day conference for REYN members as a Peer Learning Activity (PLA) in cooperation with Romanipen (Serbia) and Wide Open School (Slovakia) in Kiev.

Date: 25-09-2016

ISSA and Members: Promoting inclusion of Romani children – through TOY

Combatting segregation of young Romani children and enhancing social cohesion of local communities are the core principles of TOY for Inclusion project, implementation of which starts in the beginning of 2017.

Resources and practices

Creating a Functioning Model of Stakeholders Collaboration in Municipalities with Romani Communities



A functioning model for multi-stakeholders collaboration at municipality level to work with Romani communities is developed to improve the responsiveness and accountability of local authorities, particularly elected and senior civil servants towards marginalized Roma communities and to build the capacity of local authorities and Roma community representatives to develop and implement policies and public services that are inclusive of all, including Roma.

The initiative does this by:

Trust Based Parenting



Trust Based Parenting is an educational material for professionals and para-professionals working with Romani communities, for Romani parents, grandparents and children at an early age. The material can be used for trainings, workshops and home visits.

Health and Child



Health and Child is an educational material for professionals and para-professionals working with Romani communities, for Romani parents, grandparents and children at an early age. This material is used for trainings, workshops and home visits.

Effective Teaching and Learning for Minority-language Children in Pre-school



ISSA's Effective teaching and learning for minority-language children in preschool is a set of materials developed under the Socrates Programme-Comenius 2.1 project in partnership with ISSA’s members from Slovakia, Open School Foundation, and from Estonia, Hea Algus with input