Projects & Initiatives

Rewarding academic growth throughout the school year – a more targeted and correct way to boost school success than rewarding gross performance

Rewarding academic growth throughout the school year – a more targeted and correct way to boost school success than rewarding gross performance

The “Best Student of the Year” award is an initiative of the Institute for Rural Initiatives (IRI) with a 9-year history that has led the IRI team to do something practical to motivate rural students to learn better, to develop multilaterally and to become active citizens in their communities. The…

“Education Plus” – a new model of inclusion for children coming from vulnerable backgrounds in Moldova

“Education Plus” – a new model of inclusion for children coming from vulnerable backgrounds in Moldova

October 30, 2018 Chisinau, Moldova. “Education Plus – a new educational inclusion model” was made public at a conference that brought together representatives of civil society, international experts, teachers and parents, representatives of local and central public administrations, State Chancellery of Moldova and donor community. The Education Plus model was…

Experts from Switzerland visited the IRI Democracy school from Zirnesti village, Cahul

Experts from Switzerland visited the IRI Democracy school from Zirnesti village, Cahul

The IRI model of involving children from rural areas in extra-curricular activities got the interest of a group of social development practitioners from Switzerland: Mrs. Beatrice Käufeler and Mr. Gallus Tannheimer. The representatives of the OST mission, a charitable organization from Switzerland, visited the Democracy school founded in 2004 by…

Inclusive quality education in rural areas

Inclusive quality education in rural areas

IRI continues to train educators from Zirnesti village, Cahul rayon, and Gribova village, Drochia rayon, familiarizing them with modern techniques and methods in the field of pre-school inclusive education. The Institute for Rural Initiatives believes that in any educational system the continuous training of pre-school educators represents an important ongoing…

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