For older Roma students, Digital Learning Groups are being designed to meet particular educational needs as Roma youth face a key transition point in their educational paths: from year 4 to year 5 in the Slovak schooling system.
It is at this point in their educational journey that many Roma youth need additional support to transition to larger schools, often further from their Roma communities.
Digital Learning Groups, as part of the Digital Village Learning Center, will use an online curriculum and wireless Internet as a part of a mentoring and education initiative designed to enhance students’ education. A Roma or Slovak proctor at each Center will assist participating Roma youth as they use computers to access online learning. In addition, the young people will participate in peer mentoring where older students provide encouragement for one another as well as serving as mentoring to younger students.
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