Early Years Education Programme

Increasing access to education for Europe’s most marginalised children.

No school, no future

Hundreds of thousands of Roma children live in extreme poverty throughout South Eastern Europe, with the majority living in communities where prostitution and criminal exploitation are rife. Thousands of Roma families cannot get access to crucial kindergartens for their children, who then fail in the school system and are condemned to a life of poverty and exclusion; their communities becoming like traps.

Opening the school door

FSCI’s Early Years Education Programme consists of special kindergartens tailored to individual communities. By working with the whole family we aim to inspire them about learning, opening a vital pathway into education for marginalised children.

How the Early Years Education Programme works

Specialist Teams

A blend of experience and local community knowledge is essential

Teaching

Basic literacy, numeracy and creative play to prepare for primary school

Families

Equipping families to keep their children learning and growing in confidence and ability

Community

Encouraging participation and promoting the value of education in their community