9 MUNICIPALITIES RECEIVED AGREEMENTS UNDER PROGRAMME BG06 CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT RISK
Mayors and representatives of 9 municipalities received their contracts for implementation of projects under Programme BG06 Children and Youth at Risk, Component “Children at Risk” at ceremony in Ministry of Education and Science today.
The funds amounted of EUR 2 244 037 are provided through the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014. Municipalities with approved projects: Pleven, Smyadovo, Mezdra, Sredets, Pavlikeni, Sadovo, Kavarna, Isperih and Sliven.
The contracts were awarded by Minister Prof. Anelia Klisarova. “Everyone here is convinced that the key to prosperity and development is education", said Prof. Klissarova.
The main objective of the component is better preparation for school from the vulnerable children, to create better social skills for children aged 3-6, and to improve language skills for children speaking different from the Bulgarian language. Activities are also targeted at children at risk of social exclusion due to poverty and inadequate preparation for school sessions through measures in the field of early education for children.