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Project “Strengthening of Young Roma Families”

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Project “Strengthening of Young Roma Families”

Strengthening of Young Roma Families

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany has decided to support the project “Strengthening of Young Roma Families”. The project is implemented by ADRA Serbia in cooperation with ADRA Germany. The main implementing partners are “Branko Pešić” School for Primary Adult Education and SOS Children’s Villages Serbia. The project will last from September 2016 to August 2017, as a continuation of the pilot project from 2015.

The project objective is to contribute to poverty reduction of Roma through economic empowerment and vocational training. 100 young people will go through vocational training and upon its completion they will receive grants necessary for their further work. The activities with the broader Roma community have been planned aimed at their better social inclusion through individual and group support to families and workshop activities. The expectation of the project is that those who get the chance to earn for themselves and their family will give up travelling to western countries in order to seek asylum.

The project beneficiaries will be young Roma aged 16-30 living in two Roma settlements  “Zemun polje” and “Marija Bursać”, and two social housing settlements “Dr Ivan Ribar” and “Kamendin”. Half of the beneficiaries will be women. During the project 100 beneficiaries will be selected to go through vocational training in a licensed educational institution in three cycles of three months each. Those without completed elementary education should, along with the vocational training, complete it according to the accelerated procedure.