REF Montenegro Hosts the Second Professional Intergovernmental Know-how Exchange on Secondary School Scholarships and Mentoring for Roma Students

On September 27-28, the Roma Education Fund (REF) is organizing a Professional Intergovernmental Know-how Exchange on the Implementation of Large Scale Secondary School Scholarship and Mentoring Programs for Roma Students. The event is hosted by the REF Representative Office in Montenegro and will be attended by representatives of ministries from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovakia who will share their knowledge and best practices for monitoring and evaluating their scholarship and mentoring programs which reach over 4,500 Roma students annually. 

Such education-based interventions for Roma secondary school students are noted for their ability to drastically improve attendance and significantly increase students’ grades. REF’s commitment to provide quality, inclusive solutions that contribute to closing the gap in educational outcomes between Roma and non-Roma has pathed the way for the popularity of these programs among national education authorities seeking to address Roma inclusion in their school systems.

This knowledge exchange is the second in a series of three meetings made possible through a grant from the by the Central European Initiative Know-how Exchange Programme sponsored by the CEI Fund at the EBRD. The first meeting was held in April 2017, and by the end of the 18-month project, the participants plan to develop a unified monitoring and evaluation system to measure and monitor the outcomes, as well as common guidelines, for tutoring/mentoring activities.

Click here for the flyer for this know-how exchange series sponsored in part by CEI.

Click here for REF's Montenegro factsheet.