Education through Street Social Work

Education through Street Social Work 2012/13

About This Project

Project Background

Many Roma children that begin their primary, formal education tend not to complete it, even though according to the legislation it is compulsory. In whole Roma population has the lowest level of educational achievement with 61% attending primary school and only 44,6% completing primary school. Relevant data show that the disproportion of Roma children at the start of their primary education is magnified over its course. C.S.I. Nadez has worked on this problem for seven years and during that period we have annually supported 243 children in average, out of which only 15 % have not completed their corresponding school year. Considering the need of further support for the Roma children, we continue working on this issue mitigating the school drop-outs and assisting the children with their schoolwork.

Project Summary

The project encompasses the following activities:

  • Providing basic school necessities, such as school materials, clothes and lunches
  • Practical assistance in the execution of the school assignments in our Youth Centre
  • Street social work, meaning regular visits to the families and monitoring children
  • Meetings with parents and representatives of school authorities
  • Creative activities in our Youth Centre
  • Peer education with educators from the Red Cross
  • Health education with educators from H.E.R.A.


H.E.R.A. – Health Education and Research Association

Red Cross of Republic of Macedonia


Shueler Helfen Leben – Germany


To increase the number of Roma children in Republic of Macedonia that successfully finish primary education. To increase the children’s educational inclusion by improvement of their school performance and attendance; and to increase their social inclusion by change of the habits that lead to social exclusion


September 2008 – March 2013

Target Group

140 Roma children from Skopje, coming from poor and socially endangered families

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