TERNO – Teachers’ Education for Roma New Opportunities in School
The project TERNO (Teachers Education for Roma New Opportunities in School) is a project co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission (Key Activity 1: Roma Multilateral Projects) which had as a main aim to set up and implement special support centres in order to support the Roma children that attend the last classes of the elementary school to complete primary education and pass on to the secondary education.
In order to achieve this objective, the project developed a methodology for the training of the teachers in order to provide them with supplementary education that takes into account the Roma cultural background of these children. These teachers, after they have received specialized training, supervised the activities in the support centre and provided to the children all the necessary support, being educational, social or other.
The centres were also equipped with computers in order to provide access to the Roma children to the ICT based resources which are available to the children of the mainstream population. The teachers, together with the partners, organised information sessions in order to inform Roma parents on how to support their children complete primary and pass on to the secondary education.