What we do
Our main activities
We empower parents
With information and training, we empower Roma parents and lead them towards independence from social services.
We lead the campaign of enrolments of Romani children to mainstream schools and kindergartens
We support Parents to enrol Roma children in quality mainstream primary schools and kindergartens, and advocate for their equal access to quality education.
Advocacy for equal access to education
We lead the litigation in discrimination against Romani children in education and assist parents in law enforcement.
We build a healthy and strong community
We support and encourage active parents to become a volunteer member in our campaigns and eventually coach them to become an organizer of Roma communities and a leader in their community.
we have been organizing Roma communities in Ostrava since October 2013 with the main focus on equal access of Romani children to quality education. We use the "Leadership, Organization and Action" methodology from Harvard Kennedy School, USA, tailored to the Ostrava context.
Community organization is building a structure based on strengthening the fundamental rights of the community and building leadership skills in communities. These organizers must have close ties with the community and must come from within the community.
We are currently spreading these organizational methods to the surrounding towns of Ostrava.
"Leadership, organizing and Action" to bring the change
ENROLLED ROMANI KIDS INTO QUALITY MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS
We enrolled 985 kids into quality mainstream schools over four years of our campaigns
LOCALITIES WHERE WE OPERATE
Together with Association of Roma Parents, we operate in eight localities in Ostrava, Brno, Havířov and Česka Třebova.
Over two hundred and sixty two volunteers have actively participated in our campaigns in four years.
We have approached four thousand two hundred and thirty people in the localities who support our work. More than 2,000 people have also supported us last year by attending our events in Ostrava.