24.07.2019Young people from Bulgaria will participate in the Roma Genocide Remembrance initiative in Krakow, Poland
A group of active youths and volunteers to the Amalipe Center will take part in this year's Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative, which will take place in Krakow (Poland) from 29 July to 4 August. The event is organized within the DIKH HE NA BISTER campaign - "Look and don't forget". It will include over 400 Roma and Non - Roma volunteers from 25 national groups across Europe.
Participants will have the opportunity to enrich their knowledge of the Holocaust by visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. The initiative aims to raise awareness among young Europeans, civil society...
24.07.2019What happens to Karakachanov's (anti) Roma concept?
"Concept for Changes in the Policies for Gipsy (Roma) Integration and Measures for Their Implementation" was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Karakachanov in early February. It followed the events, and the protests in the village of Voyvodinovo, where the deputy prime minister expressed his view that "Gypsies in Bulgaria were extremely rude ..." and promised changes in the integration policy. It followed the decision of the United Patriot Coalition to appear divided in the European Parliament elections and the efforts of VMRO to consolidate the nationalist vote.
09.07.2019Voting determined the most active schools in Amalipe's network for the 2018/2019 academic year
At the beginning of June, Amalipe Center announced online voting for the most active school in the "Every student will be a winner - 2" for the academic year 2018-2019. All participants attended the 16th Roma Children's Festival could also give their voices.
The defined criteria were:
- participation in national meetings of school principals
- promoting the school activities in social media
- media coverage
- successful implementation of the elements of "Every student will be a winner- 2" Program
- multiplying the model
- innovation in a multicultural environment
09.07.201979 schools and kindergartens are receiving funds for working with parents under the national program Together for every child
Seventy-nine schools and kindergartens are receiving funds under the "Good Practices for Working with Parents of Preschool and School Education Institutions" component of the national program "Together for Every Child". The total funding of the component is BGN 151,653 with the value of a single project varying to 2000 BGN.
The projects of 27 kindergartens, 24 primary schools, 13 secondary schools, three unified schools, nine vocational high schools and three elementary schools were supported. A total of 17 of these educational institutions are located in villages and the rest...
09.07.2019Events for sharing results of the Springboard to school research project
Nearly 68% of Roma children attend kindergarten and other forms of pre-school education, but this is still significantly lower than the average for the country. One third of the children from vulnerable groups do not participate in any form of pre-school education, which prevents their socialization and easy integration into school. The abolition of kindergarten fees leads to an almost immediate positive change: half of the non-attendant Roma children are enrolled and the attendance increases by over one fifth. This was confirmed by the results of the Springboard to School research...