June 1 came, as in previous years, with maximum fun. This time, the International Children’s Day Celebration moved from the streets indoors, where Policy Center for Roma and Minorities and Terre des hommes organized sports activities and games for 220 children. Schools no. 73, 136 and 148 from Ferentari hosted children who competed in team activities, came up with strategies to defeat their adversaries and learned that in most cases, collaboration and communication are the best ways to win.
Policy Center for Roma and Minorities operates the Alternative Education Club, a non-formal education project for underserved children at schools no. 2, 136 and 148 from Ferentari, Bucharest’s poorest neighborhood. Children from school no. 2 participated in the June 1 celebrations at school no. 136, where Policy Center for Roma and Minorities has been working since June 2010.
Special thanks are due to our friends from Terre des hommes (who also work in schools no. 73 and 148 in Ferentari) and to some of the children’s mothers, who worked all day. As for the children, the pictures speak for themselves.