BARI SHEJ CASE STUDY – MENTORING PROGRAM TO REDUCE SCHOOL DROP-OUT RATES FOR TEENAGE ROMA GIRLS
EMESE PUPEK PHD
The programs for disadvantaged Roma (Gipsy) girls are aimed at catching up, talent development, and integration into the labor market and society. The Bari Shej (Big Girl) project aims to reduce the school drop-out rate of disadvantaged Roma girls and to increase their chances of further education through a mentoring system. The Bari Shej case study is an evaluation of a mentoring system, the exchange of practical experiences by analyzing the views of participants and stakeholders. The research included an analysis of the monthly data reporting of the mentors, with focus group studies. Mentees' opinions were collected through a questionnaire. A questionnaire and in-depth interviews were conducted with stakeholders from the wider environment. The organizations involved in the project filled out a template for structured collection of good practices. In-depth interviews were conducted with the decision makers defining the framework of the project. Through document analysis, various scientific results, mentoring methods, statistical indicators and trends were analyzed. This study presents good practices that have been implemented in Hungary by a number of non-governmental organizations under the coordination of an authority with the support of the European Union.
Hungarian Roma teenage girls, school drop-out, mentor system, best practice, handicap compensation
EMESE PUPEK PHD (2020). Bari Shej Case Study – Mentoring Program to Reduce School Drop-Out Rates for Teenage Roma Girls. International Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. IX(1), pp. 95-112. , DOI: 10.52950/SS2020.9.1.006
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