Hungary: Memories of Barvalipe Roma Pride Summer Camp
Twenty-eight young Roma people came together in the first ever Roma Pride Summer Camp where they learned about their language, history, role models and achievements, in an effort to build their sense of civic duty and social responsibility.
The Roma people are Europe's largest minority, suffering from illiteracy, unemployment, poverty and discrimination. The Open Society Institute decided to strengthen their outreach efforts with the Roma community beyond the scholarships, internships and training opportunities they've been facilitating. They had found that the benefits for these young Roma were not being reflected in the rest of the Roma community: