Eight Roma students enrolled in faculties, 115 finished secondary school

NGO Young Roma, which implements regional project Increasing access and participation of Roma students in secondary education and transition to labour market, finished the second year of implementation of the activities foreseen by the project. This project is funded by the European Union through the Roma Education Fund.

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Samanta Bajrami, freshman at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Montenegro: Be ready to step towards your goal

"Be patient, without giving up, everything will pay off one day because you are building your future" - Samanta Bajrami would repeat to herself every time she was discouraged. She graduated from Vocational High School "Spasoje Raspopovic", majoring in garment technology, and minoring in hairdressing. She is a beneficiary of our mentoring support program - Increasing access and participation of Roma students in secondary education and the transition to the labor market funded by the European Union, and implemented through the Roma Education Fund.

During her schooling, Samanta did an internship in a hair salon, the Dress-press company for the production and sale of textile clothes, as well as in the Atelier of Marina Banovic-Dzuver. For her, traveling means living, so guided by that dream, she decided to continue her education and enrolled at the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management at the University of Montenegro. Her greatest support on the path to education is her mother, who always helps her with endless enthusiasm. Bajrami was our collaborator on the project New beginning for 500 students. She helped Roma families enroll their children in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. She participated in trainings, project activities, and the opportunity to motivate, strengthen her community, and send them an important message that means a lot to her. What Samantha says in addition to the above, read below.

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Majda Maljesaj, student of the Vocation Medical School - Learn, earn your living, be independent

Majda Maljesaj is a beneficiary of our support program Increasing access and participation of Roma students in secondary education and transition to the labor market funded by the European Union, and implemented through the Roma Education Fund. She is a second-grade student at the Vocational Medical School in Podgorica. She attends the medical beautician course. Majda wanted to be a dentist, but the profession she is studying does not seem bad to her, moreover, she is increasingly found in that field. 

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Zorica Jovic, pedagogue in the Secondary School of Economics Mirko Vesovic – Roma students in mentors have support and security

The students who are taken care of by Zorica Jovic, pedagogue and mentor in the Secondary School of Economics Mirko Vesovichave solutions to the problems they encounter, develop critical thinking, broaden their horizons and continue their journey as formed personalities. Some of them are students at the Faculty of Economics. According to our interlocutor, this important background that students receive from their mentors is crucial for continuing education and achieving good results. An important role is also played by parents who, in cooperation with mentors and teachers, can influence the empowerment of Roma students. We talked about experience, achievements, challenges, improving education. Read what we learned below. 

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Ana Kosovic, professor of the mathematics and mentor at the Secondary Vocation School Ivan Uskokovic - It is the best when prejudices are defeated in action

Satisfied students and grateful parents are a result that Ana Kosovic should be proud of. She is a professor of mathematics and a mentor at the Secondary Vocation School Ivan Uskokovic within the project Increasing access and participation of Roma students in secondary education and transition to the labor market funded by the European Union and implemented through the Roma Education Fund and NGO Young Roma as a national partner. Two years ago, she became one of the favorite faces of all Roma students. With her way of explaining, even math is no longer a bugbear, and the welcome smile that greets them guarantees a solution to every problem. Not only does it help them master the material, communicate with teachers, but also advises them on how to deal with the world outside of school. You will often meet her surrounded by students and on the street because it is not difficult for Ana to come to the rescue whenever she needs to because she believes that Roma students must be a mentor to friends. Our intern Melisa also has only words of praise for her. And why she is so unique and loved, read in the lines that follow.

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