FGHD in the news
“THEY ARE THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY” – MALTA’S VISION: INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR ALL
GHD Foundation inaugurated the IT and Robotics classroom at Naxxar Induction Hub and this is the occasion for a substantial article.
Believing that their nation’s future is contingent upon a strong, diverse workforce, the island nation of Malta dedicates significant resources to educate foreign children along with their local peers. Malta’s Maria Regina College Naxxar Induction Centre, or the Induction Hub, carries the responsibility of educating these foreign students in English in a “segregated” way for a year before integrating them into the traditional school system. Despite the immense pressure, the aim is to prepare them to join their local school in the subsequent academic year. – jelen.media 30/05/2023 (English version)
ROBOTICS AND PROGRAMMING CAN BE A BREAKTHROUGH FOR STUDENTS IN ERDŐKÖVESD
Robotics and programming can also be a breakthrough for children with multiple disadvantages and refugees. This is the opinion of Katalin Kövesdy, who told our portal that the Kocka Tanodas in Erdőkövesd have also started teaching children who are significantly lagging behind.
Under the programme, children are able to learn the basics of programming and robotics, thus improving their quality of life and their future job prospects.
Katalin says programming robots seems like an almost impossible undertaking for most disadvantaged children. But The Foundation for Global Human Dignity (FGHD) summer camps have proven that it can be done beyond all expectations. It was then that the organisation decided to continue the work it had started. They thought that it was not just a one-off opportunity to give a child a glimmer of hope, as they needed tools and mentors to move forward. – heol.hu 20/03/2023
“THEY ARRIVED ILLITERATE” – TRANSCARPATHIAN CHILDREN LIVING IN A FORMER NURSING HOME IN BUDA
For a year, Hungarian-speaking Ukrainian children from Transcarpathia have been living with their parents in a building in Buda, which used to be a home for the elderly. Some of them could not read or write a year ago, but now they are programming robots. Their integration is being helped by a number of organisations, such as the Kocka Tanoda programme, which started a few weeks ago at the refugee shelter.
The Ukrainian-Russian war broke out a year ago. Millions of people have left Ukraine and fled the war. Almost eight million people have registered as asylum seekers in one of Europe’s countries, according to the UNHCR. A total of 17 million people have left Ukraine in a year, although almost nine million have since returned to their home country. In Hungary, the number of Ukrainian asylum seekers has not even reached 40,000, but among them are Roma from Transcarpathia who have been living in the Zugligeti refugee shelter run by the capital for almost a year. The parents work and the children go to school. It was not easy to integrate them into the Hungarian education system and society, but with the help of trained professionals and the Kocka Tanoda they succeeded. – Szabad Európa 24/02/2023
THE HUNGARIAN SCHOOL SYSTEM IS NOT PREPARED FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN
We are watching animated videos with story and dialogue created by teenage children. The projects were made during a summer camp. True, not an ordinary camp. In an average summer camp, children would mostly make up happy, innocent stories, but the children at this camp are projecting serious traumas through their stories, while learning basic computer skills and the logic needed to program. Most of the children on holiday come from the Roma slums of Transcarpathia, but some of them are from difficult backgrounds, born on the border and living in foster care. The camp was organised by the Foundation for Global Human Dignity (FGHD) in Malta in cooperation with SOS Children’s Villages. – JELEN.MEDIA 01/09/2022
ROBOT PUPPIES ARE ALSO SEEKING TO COMPLETE DREAMS
The robots built by disadvantaged children in Miskolc can dance, move forwards and backwards and make sounds. Some of them are Ukrainian refugees. A Maltese NGO is running a camp for them where they can learn robotics, IT and English. The aim is to help them learn to love learning and to help them deal with their traumas. – RTL Híradó 03/08/2023
“WE ARE TOO UKRAINIAN FOR THE RUSSIANS, TOO HUNGARIAN FOR THE UKRAINIANS, TOO GYPSY FOR THE HUNGARIANS” – A MALTESE FOUNDATION HELPS UKRAINIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN INTEGRATE INTO SCHOOL
In a month’s time, the education system, on the verge of collapse, will be burdened with the weight of integrating refugee children. If the horde of Hungarian children with basic skills deficits were not a big enough social problem, there are also the Ukrainian children, who are also falling behind, with their different habits and ambitions. A Maltese foundation, in cooperation with the Hungarian-led SOS Children’s Villages, is trying to help such children this summer. A hundred children, souls and lives are a lot, but of course not enough in comparison. Photo report by Lili Chripkó from the Foundation for Global Human Dignity camp in Miskolc. – wmn.hu 31/07/2022