21.03.2008Amalipe newsletter February 2008
You can find in this issue of our newspaper:
OBSERVER: the news in brief
# Comissioner on human rights of the Council of Europe
# Delay of technical supplies and miss-communication with Ministry of Health Care disturb seriously a Phare project
# Roma representatives required broader Roma participations in Phare projects for educational integration
# NCCEDI with new members
FOCUS: The delegated school budgets and the education of Roma children
KHERE ( AT HOME):
# Roma activists from Veliko Turnovo region met the Policy Officer of the U.S. Embassy
13.03.2008A Bachelor's Wedding in Kamen
The traditional Bulgarian folklore custom Bachelor’s wedding (Men’s marriage) was organized in the village of Kamen, Veliko Tarnovo region. The “wedding” takes place every leap year at Sirni Zagovezni feast and it is typical only for Veliko Tarnovo region. It is celebrated also in the village of Prisovo, Kilifarevo town and so on.
Only men (bachelors) take part in the custom. They dress like the different personages of the wedding-guests: the bride and the groom, the mother-in-law, the bridesmaids and the other women.
In the village of Kamen...
07.03.2008The Delegated budgets and the Roma education
The Delegated budgets and the Roma education
From 2008 the system of the so-called "delegated school budgets" will be applied in all Bulgarian schools. It will change the overall educational system and will have certain consequences on the education of Roma children and the Roma educational integration.
You can find as an attach-file the article of Deyan Kolev, Chairman of Center "Amalipe" about the expected effect of the delegated budgets on the overall educational system and on the education of Roma children. The article contains also ideas what should...
01.01.1970State Agency for Child Protection elaborate report on the situation in Garmen
A week after the field study on the situation of children and their parents in "Kremikovtzi" neighbourhood in Garmen, State Agency for Child Protection summarized the main observations and conclusions in a special report.
The study was initiated and led by the SACP, as it was attended by representatives of the "Social Assistance" - Gotse Delchev and community moderators from CIDT "Amalipe." It covered 56 households and 71 families. Nearly half of the families living in the neighborhood were not interviewed, as they were working outside the village...