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Partner of the Week: Škola Dokorán Slovakia

Posted in Partner of The Week on May 23, 2018

Škola Dokorán (Wide Open School) is a Non- Profit Organisation established in 2012 as a potential successor of the Wide Open School Foundation, which had focused on life-long learning through a variety of personality and individual needs centred projects since 1994.

The Foundation was established as a spin-off organisation by the Open Society Foundation Bratislava to pursue its priorities in early childhood development and education, reform of education system and education of the marginalized.

Since December 2015 the organisation has changed the name to Škola Dokorán – Wide Open School following up on Foundation’s rich and successful history. Škola Dokorán works to develop a stimulating environment for families coming from heterogeneous communities especially emphasizing education, employment, housing and health issues with a particular attention to children at an early age.

The most effective intervention programmes involve intensive, early starting, child-focused, centre-based education together with strong parent involvement, parent education, educational home activities and measures of family support also dealing with migrant children and children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds or Roma children. Involving parents means empowering the children themselves, given that they are the main character in young kids‘ life, and they can, therefore, influence their attitude.