We have organized an action whose aim was the popularization of the "Second Chance" program, to bring those interested in school, and to attract those who hadn’t proposed this yet. In particular, our attention was directed toward the discovery of those who left school after four, five, six, or seven classes, that have to enroll in lower secondary classes, school will receive in its program students in the classes I – VIII.
We organized meetings with people interested and responsible in education process, from sector in which school works, namely:
- School support group - director, secretary, counselor, mediator, teachers, Roma parents;
- Representatives of the community public institutions - hall, prefecture, police, church, health care;
- NGO repræsentatives;
- Representatives of state and private companies.
We presented the “Second Chance” program and its first year results. Informed people about the school's ability to expand the program and about possibilities to cover educational needs of young people who have left school before obtaining a mandatory eight grade diploma. Without this degree students cannot follow professional qualification courses, are not employed and are unable to earn a decent living
Were made up work teams composed of people representing various institutions and organizations, who proposed themselves targets/objectives:
- to identify (young) adults fall into target
- to directly contact them and their families
- to inform them about the program
- to lead and help them to enroll in courses
Were identified possible barriers and solutions, working methods and deadlines were proposed.
The action took place over three months - July, August, September, and was double sense monitored. Teams representatives phoned and asked to be informed if people contacted and informed by them were enrolled in school; school, in turn, contact the team responsible for bringing up to date information.
Moreover we hired a roma mediator in order to help roma people to feel more comfortable and to discuss not only with the students, but also with their families. In this way we were able to reach this target group and not only convince them to finalize their studies, but not to abandon once more school.