Last month, two of our colleagues joined Youth in support of the Rroma community.The project is a group European Volunteer Service project which is being held in five rural rroma communities from Valcea County in Romania. The project involves seven partners viz: Asociatia Tinerilor Rromi Valcea (atrv.eu) – Romania, Les Francais de L’Ain – France, ProatlanticoJuvenil – Portugal, CankkaleKozaGenclickDernegi – Turkey, Agenda Global Siglo 21 – Argentina, Orissa State Volunteers for Social Worker – India and Sambhawana – Nepal.
The major objective of the project are acquisition of basic knowledge on active participation to the community’s life by EVS volunteers,developing feelings of tolerance, solidarity, preventing racism and xenophobia among young volunteers,making friendship relations between the five EVS volunteers and young people from Rroma communities,promoting volunteering in general, and European voluntary service in Romani communities and establishing an online portal aiming the share of best practices for projects addressing Rroma communities.
Our representatives are engaged in co-organization of educational programs as “summer kindergarten”, “second chance” “parents` school”;organization of regional seminars and of an annual conference;making a media campaign in Rroma communities and promoting volunteering. They have been implemented these activities using a variety of methods of non-formal education as: workshops, debates, structured dialogue, labyrinth theater, socio-educational animation, life coaching, photo-voice, film voice, flash mob, living library, street animation.