P-3157

Amaro Tan Summer Camp

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Financing

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Project Description

Country: Albania

Location: Pogradec

Total Budget: $1,479

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Hot meals for up to 51 disadvantaged Roma children at summer camp in Pogradec, Albania.


"Amaro Tan" means "our place" in Romani, the language of Albania's ethnic Roma minority. 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. Lack of education in turn contributes to a 25% employment rate among these groups, with most work in the informal sector.

Amaro Tan School educates 140 Roma, ethnic Egyptian, and low-income Albanian children, grades K-9, 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 Egyptian and Roma communities.

We are requesting $986 from Rotary District matching funds with $493 being provided by the Rotary Club of Estes Park, to help run a camp for 55-60 Amaro Tan students during summer vacation in August 2020. 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, and at increased risk of being trafficked. 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 fifty-one students for twenty days, to be prepared and provided by the Nehemiah Cafeteria at the Nehemiah Gateway campus in Pogradec.

Members of the Pogradec Rotary Club will help out at the camp by hosting a session about jobs and careers for the children. This will give the children broader exposure to people in professional careers. The Estes Park Noon Rotary Club will liaise with Amaro Tan staff to manage reporting.

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 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Estes Park (5440)

26-Nov-19

$493

$986

$1,479

Total

$493

$986

$1,479

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

26-Nov-19

by Sarah Pita

System Entry: Creation of project page.

27-Nov-19

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

27-Nov-19

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project signed by Jack Boatman.

27-Nov-19

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Doug Mann.

4-Dec-19

by Randall Looper

Jack,

Since this project is basically the same as the one you did this past year the most DDF funds can be is $1,000. Please adjust your budget and the financing area to reflect $1,000 DDF.

6-Dec-19

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

6-Dec-19

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

6-Dec-19

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

6-Dec-19

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

6-Dec-19

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project signed by Jack Boatman.

6-Dec-19

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Doug Mann.

9-Dec-19

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

9-Dec-19

by Bill Kehl

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

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