29 November 2019
Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection – KOMF, held the closing conference of the project “Development of Early Childhood Intervention in Kosovo”, where published the Manual for Early Childhood Intervention. This project was funded by the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and managed by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Kosovo.
The panel was consisted by: Donjeta Kelmendi, Executive Director of Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection – KOMF, Labri Luzha – Head of Division for Early and Preschool Education, MEST, Hana Zylfiu – Haziri – Kosovo Education Center – KEC.
Laberi Luzha from MEST, said that she welcomes the Guideline for Early Childhood Intervention, especially since it is published in the period when MEST is drafting the Law on Early Childhood Development.
On the other hand, Hana Zylfiu – Haziri from KEC presented the Needs Assessment Report on Early Childhood, drafted by KOMF, with the aim of further capacity building in the field of early childhood development in Kosovo.
Donjeta Kelmendi from KOMF, presented the Manual for Early Childhood Intervention drafted by international experts from Bulgaria’s organization “Karin Dom”, with practices and models of other countries as well as instructions on what actions Kosovo should take to further develop early childhood intervention.
It was emphasized at this conference that the legal regulation of integrated services for Early Childhood Intervention is vital. In order to have integrated services, it is very important to draft and approve the Law on Early Childhood Intervention and / or to include services in the normative documents of the leading ministry, as well as the ministries working in partnership. It was also recommended that the Government of the Republic of Kosovo together with the municipalities should finance the services for Early Childhood Intervention.