On the 26 November 2015, within the “We Are Teachers Academy” of the Annual Conference Institute of Pedagogy and Applied Didactics of the Babes-Bolyai University – Hungarian Line, Cluj-Napoca, the presentation Family Literacy in Disadvantaged Roma Communities – results, experiences, opportunities has been introduced to 16 students. The presentation was followed by very good discussions related to the Family Literacy Programme developed within the LIT3 project, our experience in implementing it, the benefits of such programmes and the students’ – future teachers – role in implementing/ facilitating FLP in disadvantaged Roma communities.
For ensuring the LIT3 project sustainability, Learn & Vision Association developed and implemented in Cluj-Napoca a training course for Family Literacy Programme facilitators. The training was held in the Nicolae Iorga School, in 12 – 26 November 2015 and was attended by the school director, primary school teachers, the Romani language teacher, the Roma mediator, students from the Faculty of Pedagogy and Science of Education from the Babes-Bolyai University.
On 2 November 2015, at the Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, 26 students in year 2 (teacher education) attended the presentation of the LIT3 project. The goal of the meeting was to present the LIT3 project, its main results (with focus on the local strategy) and attract students to volunteer as family literacy programme facilitators or assistants, and participate in practicum at Tara Minunilor Day Centre for Roma children, where a family literacy programme is being implemented.
The students had many questions about the possibility to volunteer; a list was circulated at the end of the presentation and discussion, and 4 persons put down their names: 2 for volunteering, and two for praticum.
Some of the same students are going to be involved in the training for FL facilitators to be organized in Nicolae Iorga School beginning mid November 2015.
The LIT3 project presentation (RO language)
The Family Literacy Programme will be implemented in the Tara Minunilor Day Centre for Roma Children, Cluj-Napoca. That’s why, we have started the training for the Day Centre’s staff; the professionals in the Day Centre learn how to implement and facilitate the Family Literacy Programme. The Family Literacy Programme will be part of their regular work in the centre.