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Roma S/Heroes, September 2021
At CUAC, we implement two kinds of projects:
Literacy and children’s books
We create remedial literacy programs, based on carefully chosen picture books. We also support local writers and illustrators who create picture books - best suited for children who are starting to read. We donate these books, together with literacy toolkits designed by our team, in kindergartens, schools and libraries from disadvantaged areas.
We create anti-bias education modules that reach schools and kindergartens from disadvantaged areas. We support writers and illustrators who create picture books with Roma characters, very rare in children's literature.
Through partnerships with publishers, associations and local schools:
we contribute to the development of children’s literature with characters that reflect the diversity of our society: we published the first book with Roma characters in Romania.
we support the local creation of picture books: we organized 3 workshops for 48 Romanian writers and illustrators.
we facilitate the access of children from disadvantaged areas to picture books and quality educational materials: over 15,000 children have read at least one book that we published and have engaged in literacy activities that we designed.
we piloted an anti-bias program: 200 children (grades 3 - 7) followed a module of 14 lessons, designed by our team.
we piloted a literacy program based on a remedial education concept that involves teaching at the right level: 15 children were enrolled in a literacy program, based on illustrated books.