Children and youth in the Pentagon locality (Bratislava) spend their time loitering and wandering around and they get no attention. They are excluded from the environment they live in and which is well known for its high criminality rates. They don't trust official institutions, they don't know and enforce their rights. Services are non-existent or difficult to reach. The project aims to provide preventive, open and safe environment to children and youth at risk and to improve the quality of work and decrease the exclusion from the society through community, participation and educational activities. Regular intervention will be provided to 220 children, what will help their ability to face the socio-pathological influences of the environment they live in. 90 parents and relatives of the clients will be worked with. 20 workers will be trained to obtain new competencies. An important part of the project will be work with the community. The partner "Czech streetwork association" will provide the training and bring know-how in the prevention work with communities.
Summary of project results
Children and youth of the Pentagon locality (Bratislava) spend their time wandering around, getting no attention. They are excluded from their environment which is well known for its high criminality rate. They don't trust official institutions, are not aware and enforce their rights. Social services are non-existent or difficult to find. The project aimed to provide preventive, open, and safe environment to children and youth at risk and decrease their exclusion from society through community, participatory, and educational activities. Thanks to preventive measures, 231 children/young people will be better prepared for life. They will be able to handle critical situations easier, have developped more advanced social skills, better chances at the labour market and more likely to continue their studies at high schools. 111 family memmers participated in the activities also. 800 parents and residents of Pentagon were contacted, 29 NGO employees involved in education, 500 copies of Pentagon newspaper distributed. Beneficiaries were involved through active leisure time activities in a safe, open, motivational and colourful environment. Children and youth also gained new information and skills (things yet unknown to them and undeveloped), which can have a direct impact on their every-day life. The organisation employees gained new competencies. The sustainability is based on the strategies of the SR, the goal of which is to implement solutions for social inclusion of Roma communities and crime prevention. Long-term impact of the project is contribution to social inclusion of Pentagon youth and the Pentagon neighbourhood itself in the standard urban life of Bratislava.
Summary of bilateral results