The Roma Education Fund’s (REF) mission and ultimate goal is to close the gap in educational outcomes between Roma and non-Roma. In order to achieve this goal, the organization supports policies and programs which ensure quality education for Roma through scholarships, grant making and advocacy activities.
The objectives of REF include:
Expanding Romani children’s access to quality early childhood education and care
Improving primary education outcomes for Romani children aged six to fourteen
Boosting academic performance and graduation rates from secondary education for Romani pupils
Supporting access to tertiary education, improving graduation levels and strengthening identity of Romani university students
Expanding employment opportunities for young Romani adults
The Roma Education Fund operates its activities in close links with civil society and institutional partners in 16 countries of Central and South Eastern Europe.
More information here.
Source: Roma Education Fund