|Thematic area||Youth and children issues|
|Name of the organization||Cylinder Theatre and School Foundation|
|Postal address||1114 Budapest, Fadrusz u. 2. mfszt. 5/a|
|Project manager||Barta Márta|
|Project timeframe||August 1st, 2014 - November 30th, 2015|
|Amount of support||17,281 €|
Many disadvantaged Roma families live in district VIII. and IX. of Budapest, facing social and existential problems. The project objective was to support talented Roma youth by presenting a performance entitled King Jóska.
The association works with children coming from different schools. First, they visited these schools and realized workshops in order to inform youth about their work; and to see who are those ones who need that kind of development that the project could ensure – altogether 45 children were reached. From the previous group 10 children were involved and 10 new ones joined.
After the renewing probes King Jóska was performed 3 times in front of 620 people. The performance was invited by the local district government where 360 people were in the audience.
During the project 2 new performances were elaborated and learned. 24 times probe occasions ensured to bring the performance to the stage. One can watch how the children were probing on Youtube: https://goo.gl/UJajfs
The association involved an ethnographer in order to realize a family research (geoneology) so the participating children’s families were invited. The Roma language and culture were the main leading themes.
Within the project the association helped families in public administration issues, tutoring and finding the necessary specialists.
Personal development of children was a focus during the project. Almost every participant had difficulties with reading, speaking and comprehension that was improved by learning the text of the plays. Tutoring and preparation for entrance exams were also ensured if needed.
The organization paid attention to broaden its own network so many organizations, theater groups were visited. During the project 3 cooperation agreement were signed that made possible for the children to take part in making their costumes and sceneries – that improved other competencies, too.