|Project title||Mirkó Project - for the children of convicts|
|Thematic area||Empowerment of vulnerable groups, including Roma|
|Name of the organization||Tévelygőkért – Dunakanyar Region – Communications Foundation|
|Phone||+36 70 322 9477; +36 20 941 98 11|
|Project manager||Németh Csabáné|
|Project timeframe||August 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||66,247 €|
There are few initiatives focusing on the children of inmates in Hungary – who are often stigmatized and excluded from society, while they have difficulties even to keep in touch with their parents. The main goal of the project is to strengthen and nurture the parent-children relationship and to support the children. The secondary aim is to involve and activate the civil organisations and through this activity, the sensitization of society and the development of prejudice- and shame-free communication methods. The project involves inmates and their children, its immediate effect is to strengthen the relationsip of the children and their fathers. The performances of the storytelling father groups and other playful programs help the children in reducing their anxieties and stress, while it improves the self-assessment and responsibilities of the fathers. Several volunteers help the initiative, supporting the storytelling group and the everyday lives of the involved families. The methodology and the results will be available to the experts and the institutions, and the message will reach the mainstream society. It is our common responsibility what opportunities are given to the people who have committed crimes and their children, who are not responsible for their situation.