Cultural and educational Roma Women Association of Drosero “Elpida”

Roma Women's association of Drosero 'Elpida' is a Community Based Organization to empower women of the community to support their role in their families, but also in the community, to assert their rights for better livelihood conditions, to mobilize around the rights of the Roma people

Description

Roma Women's association of Drosero 'Elpida' is a Community Based Organization which was founded in 2006 by 20 Roma women who live in Drosero. Drosero is a Roma community of approximately 3500 men and women, south east of town of Xanthi in Thrace (1km from the city centre). The main objectives of the organization are:
. to empower women of the community to support their role in their families, but also in the community, to assert their rights for better livelihood conditions, to mobilize around the rights of the Roma people, to create opportunities for a better future for their children, to fight illiteracy, to build networks with other Roma Ngos , to develop a social consciousness different than the existing one which wants Roma people to be dirty, lazy and unworthy for respect

Type of partner/expertise sought

Norvegian, Lichtenstein or Island NGO's or organisms experienced in adult education and more especially on minorities as well as to NGO's active in human rights. We want to apply for a funding concerning the “seed money” in view of a preliminary visit and exchange of expertise in order to apply in a second phase a joint proposal.

Type of expertise/competence offered

Projects in cours: « Edurom: promoting the access of Roma to LLP, VET and employment through family education in primary schools» Leonardo Programme, An all day nursery school established for first time in the community by ELPIDA. More than 40 children attended school every day Apart from the two trained teachers , two women of the association work also for the school as mediators. Evening lessons in Greek language, Cooperation with social workers, Training for women,

Organisation type

Non-governmental organization/ non-profit

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