Monthly Archives: May 2011

Definitely before September; the stakes get higher.

The Human Rights Co-ordinator in the Government of the Republic of Kosovo has quite a lot on his plate.  And now he has us too; it is he who has been given responsibility for following up the issue of getting … Continue reading

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Registration. Part two

Samire brought her passport into class on Monday ready to go to register at the big school with me when lessons finished (I like the idea of kids needing their passport to embark on the voyage of education).  I explained … Continue reading

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Registration. Part one

I don’t know which story to tell you today.  The story about 8-year-old Emine, who bounced into school yesterday and reminded me that on Tuesday we’d be going to register at school; who bounced even higher into school this morning … Continue reading

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An envelope of euros; afternoon classes begin

On Friday evening a gathering of nearly 30 ex-pats danced and played games and ate extremely well at the house of American couple, Eleanor and Chris Rowan.  Eleanor and Chris had invited friends to come to a fundraising dinner for … Continue reading

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Recycling workshops and the children’s taxi trip to Pristina

A series of workshops has just started in Pristina on ‘recycling from anything to everything’.  It’s run by GAIA NGO and supported by Unicef’s Innovation Lab and PEN.  They invited 5 kids from our classes to take part. The blurb … Continue reading

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Gjelane and friends meet the system

I was marking the maths books when my phone rang this morning.  It was the Ministry of Education official responsible for minority community education.  She was ten minutes away and wanted directions to our classes.  She’d expressed a polite interest … Continue reading

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Getting Elhame to school

Guest blogger: Zsofia Kuszenda “My name is Zsofia Kuszenda, I am a volunteer of The Ideas Partnership.” This has been my line for more than a year now; this is how I start e-mails and this is how I introduce … Continue reading

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