P-2566

Amaro Tan Summer Camp

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Project Description

Country: Albania

Location: Pogradec

Total Budget: $2,100

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Hot meals and bus service for up to 55 disadvantaged Roma children at summer camp in Pogradec, Albania.


"Amaro Tan" means "our place" in Romani, the language of Albania's ethnic Roma minority. The Amaro Tan School, located in an economically challenged part of Pogradec, Albania, provides a safe place for low income Roma, Albanian Egyptian, and Albanian children to learn and grow. Roma and Egyptian minority groups, which make up about 3% of the total population, disproportionately live in extreme poverty. Although in Albania overall enrollment in primary school is about 94%, among Albanian Roma and Egyptian children only 48% attend some school, and 25% complete primary school (UNICEF Education in Albania Country Profile, 2013). Lack of education in turn contributes to a 25% employment rate among these groups, with most work in the informal sector. Nehemiah Gateway began addressing this problem in 1999 by opening the Amaro Tan School, with its first class of 24 Roma and Egyptian street children.

Today, the Amaro Tan School has grown to provide K-9 education for about 150 Roma, ethnic Egyptian, and low-income Albanian children every year. It provides hot meals for the children, health and dental services, social worker services and parent engagement, vocational education for a variety of ages, and opportunities for play. The curriculum is the same as that taught in Albanian schools. Access to education and an array of social services makes the difference between endemic poverty and secure, sustainable communities. By offering these children at the margins of society the same access to education as their Albanian peers, the Amaro Tan School works to break the cycle of poverty in the Albanian Egyptian and Roma communities.

We are requesting $1,400 from the Rotary District Fund, to be matched by $700 from Estes Park Noon Rotary, to help run a camp for 50-55 Amaro Tan students during summer vacation in August 2019. For many of Amaro Tan's students, time out of school is time that they are at increased risk of being forced into begging and trash collecting on the streets of Pogradec. Summer camp allows these children to be children, enjoying age-appropriate activities and field trips in a wholesome atmosphere. Along with activities, students receive breakfast and lunch and transportation to and from camp.

Rotary Club funding will be used to pay for breakfasts and lunches for up to fifty-five students for twenty days, to be prepared and provided by the Nehemia Cafeteria at the Nehemiah Gateway campus in Pogradec, as well as bus service between campus and home, materials for activities, and a field trip to Drilon National Park, a local attraction many poor children never get to visit. A member of the Estes Park Noon Rotary will coordinate with Amaro Tan to assist with operational planning and program implementation for next summer, and will help Amaro Tan staff to provide reports back to the club.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Estes Park

Primary Contact: Jack Boatman

Email: jack.boatman7@gmail.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Estes Park (5440)

19-Dec-18

$700

$1,400

$2,100

Total

$700

$1,400

$2,100

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

19-Dec-18

by Sarah Pita

System Entry: Creation of project page.

21-Dec-18

by Randall Looper

Please upload to the documents area a complete detailed budget of both the income & expenses for the project.

Also your club President needs to complete the grant qualification training. That can be found on the District website. Click on the Training tab and then the Grants Qualification training tab. Than watch the video, answer the questions and submit the to James Epstein.

22-Dec-18

by Jack Boatman

A detailed budget of expenses and a detailed budget of income have been uploaded to the documents area

22-Dec-18

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

22-Dec-18

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

22-Dec-18

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

22-Dec-18

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

22-Dec-18

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

22-Dec-18

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project signed by Jack Boatman.

22-Dec-18

by Dave Evans

System Entry: Project signed by Dave Evans.

25-Dec-18

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Karoline Rheinhart.

12-Jan-19

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

5-Feb-19

by Bill Kehl

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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