|Project title||Civil transit defense|
|Thematic area||Youth and children issues|
|Name of the organization||Hungarian-Roma Association in Szomolya|
|Postal address||3411 Szomolya, Széchenyi út 18|
|Project manager||Lázár Irén|
|Project timeframe||August 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||67,854 €|
The school system is not able to compensate the disadvantages of Roma children thus many of them become early school-leavers. The new Public Education Act has strengthened the problems as it has zero tolerance on children who do not follow school norms. It shuts those children out from a public service that should be available for everyone thus they lose the opportunity of social integration. The chances of youth on labour market are weak as they lack many competencies. Most of them dropped out of schools because they had financial or behavior problems; however they gladly help around the house and in different activities. The objective is to make the community more supportive, to develop the competencies of participants; make them more experienced and successful on labor market. Several trainings, workshops and community programs will be organized. The organization involves 30-40 youth between the age of 16 and 20 from each settlements (Sály and Szomolya), and 10-12 Roma civic organizations from North Hungary (especially Heves and Borsod Counties) in order to help them with elaborating similar programs. The organization will cooperate with 4 public institutions.