A cooperative project between the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation and Centrum Dorka
The education and care centre Dorka in Košice is a point of contact for families in need, single mothers and their children, as well as for orphans. The organisation supports them by offering accommodation, childcare and various education possibilities. The goal is to enable single mothers, young parents and adolescents to live an independent life.
The programme is based on a 3 stage model: The Homework Club offers tutoring and intensive learning to improve the children’s school performance. The “Getting Ahead Group Workshops” for single mothers are intended to help them visualise their goals and to plan their next steps in life. The third part involves improving the level of education of the mothers, young parents and adolescents. Through various services, the mothers should be able to get back onto the career ladder or have the possibility to get back to school and achieve entrance qualifications for higher education.
As a result of the project’s positive development in the last two years due to the support of the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation, the cooperation will continue. In the last year there have been education programmes (cooking and computer classes) in addition to the 3-step-model. These classes help children, teenagers and adults to enhance their job opportunities and increase their independence.
In 2013 additional services will be offered, such as a sewing class for women and occupational therapy for women and children over 14.
Increase of independence and improvement of the overall life quality as a result of education, better job opportunities and the establishment of a home for needy children, teenagers, young families and single mothers.
Due to the support of the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation it is possible to further establish the existing 3-step-model as well as the computer and cooking classes and expand the offerings by providing occupational therapy, sewing clases and external education programmes.
Education as a bridge to a new life III
January 2013 - January 2014
85 living in clients – 17 families, 25 young adults, 9 kids
Dorka Centrum pre obnovu rodiny