During the evaluating process of the educational vouchers program the Institute for Rural Initiatives has collected testimonials from several schools the innovative educational program is being implemented at. This time the IRI team has decided not to keep these stories only for themselves but share them with others.
“I am delighted by the new project conducted at our gymnasium. I do observe a significant improvement of the academic performance of the pupils of Roma ethnicity and pupils coming from vulnerable families, beneficiaries of the program. This innovative educational vouchers system is indeed beneficial and important for our children. I am thankful to the entire IRI team for the fruitful cooperation based on harmony and mutual understanding. Every time you visit us, we get inspired and motivated to work diligently for the children’s benefit and success,” has mentioned Mrs. Aliona Ribac, the principal of the Gymnasium from Gribova village, Drochia rayon.
“Despite the fact of ethnic diversity, I consider that every child has the abilities and capacities to learn! Being teachers we have the responsibility to guide and give them assistance. Seeing the generation of my pupils accomplished means a huge success for me! The duty of the teacher is to give all children equal educational opportunities regardless of social status, confession or ethnic background,” stated Mrs. Irina Cibotari, primary school teacher from “Mihai Eminescu” Lyceum, Hincesti town.
“I like to attend homework facilitation sessions! Here I am provided with assistance in order to understand better the school tasks, it helps me to do my homework and learn faster. I am getting higher marks and I come to school being proud of myself,” has shared Nina Motoc, pupil in the 3rd grade at the “Ion Creanga” Lyceum, Zirnesti village, Cahul town.
“I speak only Romani language at home and at school it is more difficult for me to assimilate the material in Romanian language. Since I have started attending additional sessions, I have noticed an improvement of my performance at Romanian and mathematics classes (the subjects that are being facilitated). I wish and hope to continue to be a beneficiary of the program,” has told us Silvia Raiu, pupil in the 6th grade at the “”Mihai Eminescu” Lyceum from Hincesti town.
Educational vouchers “Education Plus II” program implemented by the Institute for Rural Initiatives represents a pilot initiative supported by the Liechtenstein Development Service Foundation (LED) in Moldova.