Educational mediators at Amalipe celebrated ROMA PRIDE – Day of Roma Pride and Culture
For the 10th consecutive year, the Amalipe Center celebrated Roma Pride – the Day of Roma Pride with a series of events that had started on October 7 and continued throughout the week. For the Amalipe Center, this is a traditional annual initiative, held in early October through a series of campaigns against discrimination and racism, in order to overcome common stereotypes and prejudices and to show the traditional Roma culture, history and traditions.
Roma Pride – the day of pride and culture, gives publicity to what remains hidden from the mass audience, shows the different side of the Roma community, which is colorful, different, festive and vast. All the successes that the Roma manage to achieve remain veiled and hidden from the negative nature that is presented to civil society. Roma Pride is a kind of way to hear the Roma voices for change, for equality, for the diversity of ethnic groups to be accepted without hatred and negative attitudes. The initiative also aims to bring together as many people from all ethnicities as possible and to raise awareness of the problems facing Roma across Europe.
Educational mediators at Amalipe, teachers, parents, students and representatives of the Amalipe Center from all regions of Bulgaria joined together with various initiatives showing the diversity of the rich Roma culture, united by the common idea that the sun shines equally for all !!
This is how the campaign was marked in places.
Veliko Tarnovo District
In Angel Karaliychev High School, the educational mediator Irena Mihaylova, together with students and the physical education teacher, held a football match in connection with the celebration of Roma Pride – “Day of Roma Pride and Culture”. Thus, they show that there is understanding in different ethnic groups and they can all be together in one field, regardless of ethnicity. After that, the celebration of the “Day of Roma Pride and Culture” continued with an information campaign in the field with parents, and information materials on the topic were distributed. The idea was for the mediator – Bulgarians and Roma to get acquainted with the traditions of different ethnic groups in Bulgaria. The activities are under project BG05M9OP001-2.018-0007-2014BG05M2OP001-C01 “Integration of vulnerable groups in the municipality of Strazhitsa”
For another year, the Center for Community Development in Pavlikeni celebrated ROMA PRIDE – “Day of Roma Pride and Culture.”
On October 8, 2020 in the primary school “St. St. Cyril and Methodius ”, Batak village, a presentation was made on the topic -“Roma pride and
culture”- includes notable Roma who contributed to the development of the Roma ethnic group and their achievements on this day. The discussion was led by the educational mediators Stefan Stefanov and Nikola Georgiev. As a result, the events continued with a football tournament with the participation of students and volunteers from the school.
On 09.10.2020 in Bacho Kiro Primary School in Byala Cherkva a volleyball tournament was held on this occasion. There was also a campaign to distribute information materials to people from the community.
“Roma Pride – Day of Pride and Culture” gives publicity to what remains hidden from the general public.
The activity is under a project: Registration number of the contract BG05M9OP001-2.018-0014-С01, Registration number of the contract BG05M9OP001-2.018-0014-2014BG05M2OP001-C01, Project “Socio-economic and educational integration of vulnerable groups in the municipality of Pavlikeni” , procedure through direct submission with integrated project proposal BG05M9OP001-2.018 “Socio-economic integration of vulnerable groups. Integrated measures to improve access to education “- Component 1, implemented with the financial support of the Operational Program” Human Resources Development “2014-2020 and the Operational Program” Science and Education for Smart Growth “2014-2020, co-financed by the European Union Social Fund
Municipality of Kaspichan
On October 8, 2020, the educational mediators from the town of Kaspichan celebrated the “Day of Roma Pride and Culture – Roma Pride”, with a discussion with parents from the parents’ club and a youth volunteer group. The meeting was also attended by young people and volunteers at the center, helping to mark the campaign.
The activities are carried out under the project: “Together we find integration solutions”, BG05M9OP001-2.018-0035-2014EN05M2OP001-C01 funded by the Operational Program “Science and Education for Smart Growth”, co-financed by the European Union through the European Structural and Investment Funds.
The educational mediator at Amalipe celebrated “Roma Pride – Day of Roma Life and Culture”. The celebration was held together with the parents’ club at the school, which has existed for three years and together with the children / volunteers at the center. The event was held in the school yard, and the children from the Margaritka kindergarten also took part, and they were given materials with which they drew the traditions and customs in the family.
The activities are carried out under Project BG05M9OP001-2.018-0032-2014EN05M2OP001-C01 “Municipality of Smyadovo with care for all”, funded by the Operational Program “Science and Education for Smart Growth”, co-financed by the European Union through the European Structural and Investment Funds.
On October 7, 2020 – the educational mediators at the Center for Community Development – Nikola Kozlevo Municipality – Plamenka Lazarova, Miglena Ivanova and Silvia Miteva, conducted a campaign for the Roma Pride day. They introduced the students to the legend of Roma Pride, famous and successful Roma people and how important education is. The campaign was held in the schools of the village of Pet Mogili, the village of Valnari and the village of Nikola Kozlevo online.
The activities are implemented under Project BG05M9OP001-2.018-0036-2014EN05M2OP001-C01 “Municipality of Nikola Kozlevo for equal access to
socio-economic integration and education”, funded by the Operational Program “Science and Education for Smart Growth”, co-financed by the European Union through the European and investment funds.
Community Development Center – Novi Pazar
Educational mediator Aldin Stefanov celebrated Roma pride by organizing a football tournament together with volunteers and students.
Municipality of Gulyantsi
On October 9, 2020, the educational mediator Nikolay Ognyanov together with the Expert – Community Development Valeri Angelov held a discussion with parents on the topic “Why we celebrate Roma Pride – the Day of Roma Pride and Culture.” The event was held in the yard of Hristo Smirnenski High School in the town of Gulyantsi.
The event is under the Project “Socio-economic integration of vulnerable groups in the municipality of Gulyantsi – chance, tolerance and success”, with Contract №BG05M9OP001-2.018-0003-2014BG05M2OP001-C01, funded by the Operational Program “Science and Education for Smart Growth”, co-financed. from the European Union through the European Structural and Investment Funds
Municipality of Sredets
Educational mediators marked the Day of Roma Pride and Culture – “Roma Pride” in the city park “Stadium” in the town of Sredets. 15 children were
involved, who drew drawings on asphalt on the theme “Together we learn and live”, will make models with hands, as well as make a tree of tolerance.
Project BG05M9OP001-2.018-0006-2014EN05M2OP001-C01 “Our future in our hands – integrated and sustainable support for activation and development of the Roma community in the municipality of Sredets”, funded by the Operational Program “Science and Education for Smart Growth”, co-financed by the European Union through the European Structural and Investment Funds.
Municipality of Shabla
Educational mediator Velika Ivanova marked ROMA PRIDE with an information campaign. By
distributing information brochures. The children from the four groups in the kindergarten “Dora Gabe” in the town of Shabla colored a poster with their hands in different colors. In this way it was explained to them that we can be different, but united.
The activities are implemented under Project BG05M9OP001-2.018-0041-2014EN05M2OP001-C01 “Together we can do more”, funded by the Operational Program “Science and Education for Smart Growth”, co-financed by the European Union through the European Structural and Investment Funds.
Municipality of Borovan
The educational mediator Anelia Ilieva together with parents, students and teachers celebrated the day of Roma pride and culture as parents and volunteers prepared traditional Roma dishes, which were displayed at the entrance of the school. Part of the Roma folklore was presented, as the children performed traditional songs and dances in the Roma language.
Zina Aleksieva – educational mediator for the village of Malorad, Borovan municipality, celebrated the “Day of Roma life and culture – Roma Pride”,
having gathered parents and students in the school yard and gave a lecture on “Traditions and customs”. People were given information materials related to this day.
Project “Me, you, she and he, together for social integration in the municipality of Borovan”, with Contract №BG05M9OP001-2.018-0042-2014BG05M2OP001- C01, funded by the Operational Program “Science and Education for Smart Growth”, co-financed by the European Union through European Structural and Investment Funds.
Municipality of Novo Selo
The mediators in the Municipality of Novo Selo celebrated the Day of Roma Pride and Culture by holding a conversation with active parents on the topic “Roma Culture and Traditions”. Together, children and volunteers at the Amalipe Center made a poster illustrating the Tree of Tolerance.
Project BG05M9OP001-2.018-0015-2014EN05M2OP001-C01 “Socio-economic integration of vulnerable groups. Integrated measures to improve access to education “, funded by the Operational Program” Science and Education for Smart Growth “, co-financed by the European Union through the European Structural and Investment Funds