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6. Education and Training

6.6 Social inclusion through education and training

Last update: 27 October 2020
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  1. Educational support
  2. Social cohesion and equal opportunities

Educational support

Within the context of the Strategy Document for Roman Citizens 2016-2021 (Roman Vatandaşlara Yönelik Strateji Belgesi 2016-2021) issued by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, strategic aims and targets in the main policy fields of Education, Employment, Accommodation, Health and Social Service and Social Aids are determined.

Strategic Aim: To provide all Roman children to access the equal opportunities in the education and quality education services, and the Roman youth to complete at least the compulsory education successfully.

Strategic Targets

1. Breaking loose from education that show itself as early leaving from school and absence in every stage of the compulsory education will be prevented and the ones -particularly the young people - who had to drop out of school for various reasons will be ensured to continue with their education.

2. Information level of Roman families on socio-economical benefits of education and social aids for education will be increased.

3. Roman parents and students’ social ties with school, teacher and peers will be strengthened. 

Social cohesion and equal opportunities

The Basic Education General Directorate under the Ministry of National Education is carrying out two projects for the use of education and training in social inclusion of the youth.

Inclusive Early Childhood Education Project for Disabled Children The project aims to contribute disabled children to participate in the social life though quality inclusive education during the period from the early childhood until the end of 1st grade, and to facilitate their employment and access to economical and social life in the long ran. Furthermore, through provision of quality inclusive education, access disabled children (3-7 years) to early childhood education and and 1st grade will be increased.

SIROMA- “Technical Assistance for Promoting Social Inclusion in Densely Roman Populated Areas Project”: The aim of the project is to increase capacities of institutions in the social protection area, supporting operation of mechanisms and providing coordination with the target of facilitating social integration of Romans/disadvantaged individuals. With the project, social inclusion will be increased by facilitating particularly Romans or disadvantaged persons entrance in labour force market on the basis of jobs with social insurance in densely Roman populated areas.

Education programs, course books and education materials that are prepared for compulsory and optional courses from 1st grade to 8th grade in line with the Weekly Schedule of Primary Education Institutions (Primary and Secondary) do not include any statement, expression and visual that could highlight any ethnic identity and cause social exclusion.  When preparing education programs, course books and education materials, all students are presented with equal opportunities thus taking measures supporting the social inclusion and increasing the social harmony for their enjoyment of quality education opportunities.