We started our Adult Education Program at the request of adults from the Roma settlement, who articulated their desire to finish the elementary school in order to continue their studies, to learn a profession, to find a job, and to set an example of lifelong learning for their children.
The adult education programme in Bag started with 25 participants in 2016, and we expect the same number of applicants in Dány as we start in October 2017. Three participants in Bag have received their 8th grade certificate, whom have all entered the primary labour market since then, and plan on furthering their education.
The methodology of the Adult Education Programme was developed and digitalized by our volunteers. During the course it is important for the participants to get familiar with digital devices less frequently used at the settlement, and overcome their fear of technological novelties, since digital knowledge is a basic requirement in the labour market. Those students who attend a set number of classes can complete a full grade in 6 months and take an exam at our project partner’s Jesuit school (Lehetőségek Iskolája – The School of Opportunities).
We are proud of the BAGázs students, they performed brilliantly at all previous exams achieving a high mark average as a group.
“It’s a pleasure to deal with people and students who are interested, who want to learn. Many of them study besides raising several children and working during the days, in addition to their rather difficult living conditions. I consider education to be of great importance, and all my appreciation for those who try to acquire knowledge and education from their own strength.”
(Zsuzsanna Borsósné Egger, volunteer teacher)