One hundred aid packages for RE families from Niksic

On August 6, 2020, the NGO Young Roma, with the assistance of the Red Cross Niksic, organized the second action in a row to award aid packages for RE families from Niksic. Through this action, 3,200 kg of food and hygiene products were provided for 100 Niksic families from the Roma and Egyptian communities, i.e. 100 packages of food of 26 kg each as well as 100 packages of hygiene products of 6 kg each. For this action, EUR 2,300 without VAT was spent, and the funds were provided through the ROMACTED programme funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe.


3200 kg of aid was delivered to 88 families in the municipality of Ulcinj

On July 30, 2020, the NGO Young Roma organized action of division aid packages intended for the Roma community in the municipality of Ulcinj. For this action, 100 food packages of 26 kilograms each were provided, as well as 100 hygiene packages of 6 kilograms per package. In this way, the NGO Young Roma helped 88 Roma families from this Montenegrin municipality. The value of this assistance is 2,300 Euros without VAT, and the funds are provided through the European Commission and the Council of Europe, through the ROMACTED programme.


The construction of a children's playground in Vrela Ribnicka is planned through the ROMACTED program

ROMACTED team members: Samir Jaha, NGO Young Roma executive director, Alessandro Botta, project officer, Serdjan Baftijari, ROMACTED programme facilitator, Ivan Terzic, Secretary of the Secretariat for Social Welfare in the Capital Podgorica have visited the settlement of Vrela Ribnicka, on July 21, 2020, where they talked with Andrija Cadjenovic, executive director of doo Čistoća, as well as Sabit Pajazitaj, president of the NGO RAE Council of the Camp.

The aim of this field visit was to select a potential location for the construction of a children's playground at Vreli Ribnicka in the immediate vicinity of the newly built residential buildings where the Roma community of 1,200 people displaced from Kosovo lives. It is planned that the construction of this playground will be supported through the ROMACTED program.


Members of the Roma community want the arrangement of the Sokolana settlement

In order to ensure greater involvement of community members in improving the Roma integration process, a meeting of the Community Action Group (CAG) was organized in Bar, in Sokolana settlement, on July 5, 2020. The mentioned meeting was organized and led by facilitators for the Municipality of Bar - Sabra Decevic and Vasfije Tusha together with representatives of the Roma population who want to actively contribute to improving the quality of life of the community in this municipality.


Rafet Mulic: Roma deserve better chances for life

Writer, librarian, president of the NGO Culture club, facilitator for the municipality of Bijelo Polje on the ROMACTED programme, Rafet Mulic is recognized in the Roma community as a man who does everything to make the Roma voice heard louder, is maximally involved in awakening and empowering the Roma population. Mulic perceives the problems of the most endangered group in the region as his own because only in that way you can feel the sting of the ungiven chances and denied opportunities. That is why our interviewee is a friend to whom young people rush, and to whom older Roma confesses. Thus, a place has been formed in the library of the Secondary Vocational School in which all obstacles are overcome through the bridge of words. We talked with Mulic about the everyday life of the Roma community, prejudices, literature in the Romani language, library records about the Roma, the engagement of other actors for the purpose of full integration.




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