TOY for Inclusion

TOY for Inclusion is the gateway to education and care for many children of disadvantaged communities. The project has created eight Play Hubs for young children in the EU which have obtained extraordinary results:

  1. Improved the transition experience of Romani children to schools.
  2. Improved children’s preparedness for formal education.
  3. Increased trust of Roma communities in the local services.

The project strengthens integration and social cohesion by bringing children and families from different backgrounds together. A particular focus is put on Roma communities: by creating Play Hubs at local level, TOY for Inclusion provides opportunities for children, adults and communities to integrate and develop. For more detailed results, download our brochure here.


What is a TOY for inclusion Play Hub?
It is a space where children and their families are welcomed to play games with each other, meet with other families and take part in creative and social activities. At the Play Hub, information about childrearing, health, early learning and development can be passed-on informally to (grand)parents. It is an inclusive space and families of different backgrounds are encouraged to join.

Since 2017, TOY for Inclusion has opened eight Play Hubs in seven European countries: one in Belgium, Croatia, Latvia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and two in Italy.

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Eight candidates to be Play Hubs coordinator attended a three-day training in Croatia. “I felt understood; people accepted me as I am,” said trainee Tatiana Pastorekova.

Offering children a safe and inspiring place to play and learn.

We are delighted to announce that our project TOY for Inclusion has received the Lifelong Learning Awards 2018 in early December.

An international event held by TOY for Inclusion shared achievements and lessons learned over the past two years.