Our first appearance in the media is more than positive! The International division of Bulgarian National Radio made very nice report about our work. After the broadcast it was published as article in the web site on BNR. Enjoy!
Asya is a charming 9-year-old girl in the 4th grade. She likes school – math and English are her favorite classes. She dreams of becoming a dentist one day, admitting that she is not afraid of the chair herself. Asya is a bit nervous, but also glad to tell the new story from school, named The King’s Left Eye. You might wonder what’s so special about all this… The special thing is that Asya is a Roma girl and we all know that the dreams of children from this community rarely spread over the borders of their not so happy everyday life. Different statistics say it all the time – over 75 percent of Roma children do not graduate even high school. That is why Asya is more like an exception. Along with 11 other kids she attends a study hall at the Fakulteta Roma neighborhood, where they do their homework and prepare for classes. The spot was established after the proposal of local Roma leaders and the response of three enthusiasts, lawyer Petromir Kanchev being one of them. The trio developed a Take Me to School project with the main goal of preventing the early dropping of Roma children out of school. Later on the enthusiasts established the Creation Association, which supported and developed the project. Petromir gives us more details on their reasons to do it: