Date: 08-04-2022

REYN marks International Roma Day

Today, International Roma Day, Romani Early Years Network (REYN) urges you to remember vulnerable Roma families who are facing additional hardships due to the war in Ukraine.

Date: 31-03-2022

TOY for Inclusion Play Hubs benefit thousands in 2021

A monitoring and evaluation report released by the TOY for Inclusion consortium shows 4,536 people participated in activities organized by the Play Hubs in 2021.

Date: 28-03-2022

Educational opportunities for Roma parents are having a positive impact on their children

ISSA Member NGO KHAM shares how their Roma adult education program is having a positive impact on their children.

TOY to Share, Play to Care: Impact Evaluation and Policy Recommendations Executive Summary



TOY to Share, Play to Care is a two-year project (January 2019 – January 2021) that builds on previous work undertaken by International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI), a Netherlands-based non-governmental organization.

Creating a Functioning Model of Stakeholders Collaboration in Municipalities with Romani Communities



A functioning model for multi-stakeholders collaboration at municipality level to work with Romani communities is developed to improve the responsiveness and accountability of local authorities, particularly elected and senior civil servants towards marginalized Roma communities and to build the capacity of local authorities and Roma community representatives to develop and implement policies and public services that are inclusive of all, including Roma.

The initiative does this by:

Supporting the Early Development of Children in Informal Roma Settlements



The practice Supporting the early development of children in informal Roma settlements aims to improve the social inclusion of children aged birth to six and their families. The Know How Centre organizes activities aimed at enriching Roma parents' skills living in settlements to provide quality opportunities for their children to develop and learn and at enhancing the competencies of professionals working with young children.

Emergency Family Support for Families Affected by COVID-19



Our social services are providing food material support to children and their families who have been affected by the global pandemic and its mitigation measures. Such an event, like the pandemic, may disrupt parenting practices and family routines and thus affect child health and development. By supporting the economic stability and reducing the material hardship of dozens of families who use our services we enhance parents' capacity to deal with or avoid the instability caused by the crisis.

Health and hygiene interventions targeting Roma families with children aged 0-1 years



In Macedonia, Governmental prevention programs for reproductive and child health are offered. In those programs, it is also included the program for active protection of the mother and children.

Systemic approach



During the COVID-19 pandemic, food deprivation of households with young children has emerged as a priority among priorities.

Associazione 21 luglio applied the following method:

1) selecting five formal monoethnic settlements of special emergency housing;
2) carrying out a survey by telephone that highlighted the malnutrition of many children, particularly infants and young children;

Online learning support to Roma children in grades I to IV of primary school



Responding to the COVID-19 crisis in Serbia, the Group for Children and Youth INDIGO, developed a noteworthy practice aiming at providing on-line learning support to Roma children enrolled in grades I to IV at the “Sreten Mladenovic Mika” Primary School. The learning support is provided three times a week, for three hours. One educator, one mediator and five volunteers work with 49 children (each person has seven children maximum in his/her group).