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Children and youth Completed
2014-04-30 - 2015-07-31
390 000,00 PLN
350 000,00 PLN
Project description
The Success Acadamy project responded to problems faced by socially vulnerable students identified in collaboration with schools. An increasing social stratification has been observed in schools. Children from socially vulnerable families have been experiencing peer exclusion, loneliness and mockery. Approximately 1.7 million children aged 0-17 in Poland are poor or socially excluded. Socially vulnerable children often do not experience any development impulse in their community.
The objective of the project was to provide equal opportunities in education and social skill development for socially excluded children to create better prospects for future success.
Moreover, the project has promoted volunteering by involving 1786 youth volunteers who worked with smaller children on a one-on-one basis to help them solve school performance issues and motivate them to pursue their aspirations. It matched 1,786 student-tutor pairs across Poland; they spent 26,469 hours in motivation and education sessions. Meanwhile, volunteers implemented 178 activities with children in their local communities to solve local issues and improve public participation. The project used a broad range of methodologies such as tutoring, training for tutors, e-learning, empowerment workshops, success gala presentations, community engagement video and an evaluation report.
The project beneficiaries included 1,786 children from socially vulnerable families (974 boys, 812 girls), 1,786 volunteer tutors (1,500 women, 286 men) and 131 schools.
The initiative partnered with the association from Iceland which shared its education approach based on individual engagement with children combined with their integration into the local community. The Partner offered its expertise and provided consultations. In addition, the project established working relationships with 131 schools; the collaboration was well planned and reasonable, which helped successfully recruit children exhibiting the biggest socialisation problems and thus requiring an individualised support.
We use the grant for capacity building