Relief, Development and Community Service
"Sunrise Kindergarten" brings smiles to Bathore
is a shortage of kindergartens in the Albanian locality of Bathore
as one government school serves a population of 25,000. Many
kindergarten aged children do not attend any educational
program. At the request of local residents AMURT opened a
kindergarten serving 40 children in October, 2000. In January
2001, enrollment was increased to 80.
KG opened in a rented room in one of the cattle-shed
residences. In January 2001 we added another room to the
facility. On the right is a photo of the new room.
teachers are trained educators and follow a curriculum that
meets and exceeds the standards set by the Albanian Ministry of
Education. Graduates of of the kindergarten are now performing
exceptionally well in the Bathore Primary school.
Special days (International Children's Day, International
Teacher's Day, New Year's Day, etc) festivals are held at the
KG. Children perform songs, dance and recite poetry.
English speakers provide special instruction in English songs.
The children learned several songs last year as well as the
beginning vocabulary for future study.