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September 2011 – Curbing Anti-Gypsyism through Arts – Innovative Ways to Achieve Social Inclusion – I

Project Name: Curbing Anti-Gypsyism through Arts – Innovative Ways to Achieve Social Inclusion – I
Financer: Open Society Foundations
Partners: Policy Center for Roma and Minorities
Implementation time frame: September 2011 – September 2012
Budget: 13000 USD
Objectives:
  • Tackling the negative attitudes towards the Roma minority and promoting social inclusion among Roma
    and non-Roma children from the vulnerable community of Ferentari, through dance, music and theatre.
  • Improving school attendance and academic performance among the Roma and non-Roma children from the
    community
  • Stimulating active citizenship of Roma and non-Roma parents from the community and involving them in
    the education process
Results:
  • 38 Roma and non-Roma children participated in street-dance classes
  • 13 Roma and non-Roma children participated in theatre (drama) classes
  • 9 Roma and non-Roma children participated in music (guitar) classes
  • Improvement of academic performance in Romanian Language by 50% in the target group comparing to the
    control group
  • Improvement of academic performance in Mathematics by 52% in the target group comparing to the
    control group
  • Involving 20 parents in the club’s activities
  • 1 child from the street-dance team has won 5th place at the International Hip-Hop Championship –
    Oradea, hip-hop section
  • 1 child from the street-dance team has won 2nd place at the International Hip-Hop Championship –
    Oradea, popping section
  • Winning the Dan Manoleli Award for Excellence, offered by The Civil Society Gala, for our efforts of
    promoting social inclusion through alternative education
  • Winning 3rd place offered by The Civil Society Gala, Learning, Education and Research section
  • 20 children participated in the International Romani Art Festival (7-10 June 2012), performing in
    several artistic moments with Mario Bihari, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Bachtale APSA.

Curbing anti-gypsyism through Arts

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