School Enrolment and Community Action in Csörög

1. nagrada 2009

Zemlja: Mađarska

Regija: Provedba u cijeloj zemlji

Polja: Rani odgoj, Zakonski prijestupi, Migracije

Nositelj projekta: Chance for Children Foundation

Odgovorna osoba: Erzsebet Mohacsi

Internetska stranica: Poveznica

O čemu je riječ?

Race and class based segregation in Hungarian schools – following trends in the CEE region – has increased since the political changeover. Over 700 schools segregate Roma/socially deprived children at class and school level. The project is about ensuring the equal access of Roma children living in Csörög to quality education in primary school in neighbouring towns and villages. The project sought to achieve this through community empowerment targeted mainly at Roma mothers and complemented by PR and legal defence work.

Ocjena žirija

Full use of the legal parameters, public denouncement and an energetic activation of those affected by the situation. This network has had a profound impact on the self-esteem of the dedicated women and subsequently on the Roma community itself, on the way the community is perceived by others, and on the actions of educational and political decision-makers. The Roma mothers become empowered through their own activities and compel those actors who seek to exclude them to be cautious – and to uphold the law. We wish the group every success.