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July 2012 – Debate in the Neighborhood

Project Name: Debate in the Neighborhood
Financer: Open Society Foundations
Partners:
  • The National Association for Debate, Oratory and Rhetoric (ARDOR)
  • Policy Center for Roma and Minorities
Implementation time frame: July 2012 – August 2013
Budget: 15593 USD
Objectives:
  • Improving self-esteem, communication and creativity among 30 Roma and non-Roma children from the
    vulnerable community of Ferentari through street-dance and debate
  • Supporting pro-active attitudes among 30 Roma and non-Roma children from the community
  • Improving academic performance of 30 Roma and non-Roma children from the community
Results:
  • 30 Roma and non-Roma children from the community participated weekly in streetdance workshops
    followed by debate sessions regarding human rights, equality, diversity, multiculturalism, tolerance
    etc.
  • 10 children performed several street-dance routines displayed in public spaces
  • 30 children developed communication, team work, cooperation, discipline and artistic skills
  • Improving academic performance of the target group by 3% comparing to the control group
  • Improving school attendance of the target group by 7% comparing to the control group

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