Community service training – a whole school approach for social change

Implementing organisation

New Horizons Foundation (NHF), Romania


Resource/publication to be used

Travel pass to democracy: supporting teachers for active citizenship


Overall objective

 Improve teachers’ and school leaders’ capacity to implement service-learning projects and their active engagement in promoting social change in the communities.


Specific objectives

 Improve schools’ understanding of the conditions (goal, legal regulations, etc.) needed to run school community service with students, through the use of the “readiness assessment” pack.

 Train teachers and school leaders through a wholeschool training programme in community service relevant in different regions in Romania.

Raise Romanian national stakeholders’ awareness and understanding of how servicelearning can be implemented in schools.


Outputs/expected results

  • A “readiness assessment” pack for schools to self-evaluate the goal, the legal regulations and the local conditions for running school community service with students will be developed in English and Romanian.
  • A Planning pack for teachers and school leaders will be developed and available in English and Romanian, to help prepare the school for running a community service in Romania.
  • An online training course will be developed in Romanian, as a professional (pedagogical) development programme for teachers and school leaders in running a community service.
  • A final conference will be organised to share and disseminate the learning and outcomes of the project with the key stakeholders in Romania. The results will also be disseminated online.