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Balkan Sunflowers Kosova

Balkan Sunflowers Kosova
Prishtina
Kosovo
+381 (0) 38 246 299
Geographical Focus
National levelRegional level
Type of organisation
NGO
Main Activity Type
Service ProvisionCapacity BuildingPolicy developmentResearch and knowledgeMonitoring and Evaluation
Focus
Quality PedagogyHealth ProgramsChild RightsAccess to ServicesParenting SupportSocial inclusion for Romani and migrant childrenSocial inclusion special needs
Targeted Age Groups
Birth to threeThree to SixSix to TenTen+
Members target groups
ChildrenVulnerable marginilized childrenParents/care-takersEducatorsHealth professionalsSocial workersPolicy makersLocal authoritiesPractitionioners with Romani backgroundPractitioners with migrant backgroundIn-service training providers

Mission

Balkan Sunflowers promotes local volunteerism and brings volunteers from around the world to work as neighbors and friends in social reconstruction and renewal. By organizing educational, social and cultural activities, we promote understanding, further non-violent conflict transformation, and celebrate the diversity of the lives and cultures of the Balkan region.
Our volunteers bring skills, experience and enthusiasm to societies that have been depleted by conflict, and the volunteers are themselves enriched by their involvement in community building.
Balkan Sunflowers' activities are intended both to achieve concrete results and to enliven and empower the participants and their communities. Through education, empowerment, awareness raising, play, art, sport, work and celebration, and in compassionate response to traumatic experiences, we serve the communities with whom we live.

News

Date: 10-10-2018

NEWS - Designing the Framework for Good Practices

A Peer Learning Activity to reinforce quality education in Kosovo.

Date: 01-03-2018

“A person grows thanks to challenges” - Member in Focus with Balkan Sunflowers Kosova’s Director, Muhamet Arifi

In this Member in Focus we interviewed the Director of Balkan Sunflowers Kosova (BSFK), Muhamet Arifi. Muhamet is part of the Ashkali community, an ethnic minority in Kosovo.

Date: 15-04-2014

ISSA welcomes 15 new members

  • The association is proud to receive a large number of new full and affiliate members from different European countries, including Belgium, France, Greece and The Netherlands, thus expanding its presence in Western Europe.

Resources and practices

Learning Centers Network



The Learning Centers Network initiated by Balkan Sunflowers connects 40 Learning Centers managed by different NGOs in Albania. These centers include preschool services, curriculum support, literacy and science programs, and an education mediator targeting the most vulnerable children and their families. The mediator works with schools and families to ensure children's school enrolment. Due to these efforts, 93% of the eligible children from the areas where centers are and mediators work enroll in the first grade fo school.

Respect for Diversity and Peace Building Manual



The Respect for Diversity and Peace Building Manual is an adaptation of the Regional PRECEDE Manual implemented in 48 kindergartens in the five Balkan countries: Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia.

Summer Program Curricula



Summer Program curriculums contain different educational activities to be implemented with the children ages 6 - 12. Each curriculum has 4-5 weeks of planned activities.

School Mediation Training Manual



School Mediation Training Manual contains 20 training modules and can be used for teachers and school mediators with the aim to prevent dropouts, increase cooperation between educational stakeholders and parents involvement.

Planned Activities for Cohesive Education (PACE)



The Planned Activities for Cohesive Education (PACE) program was initiated by Balkan Sunflowers Kosova in their learning centers. This program outline activities to be used with children within the national curriculum to improve their core competencies necessary to succeed in school and life.