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Slovakia

Project Facts

Project objective: Empowerment of vulnerable groups
Project promoter: Local YMCA Revuca
Type of institution: Grass root initiative (NGO)
Project number: SK10-0062
Target group(s): Minorities,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 32,579
Final project costs: € 32,079
From EEA Grants: € 28,871
The project is carried out in: Banskobystrický kraj

Project partnership(s)

What will the partnership achieve?

Summary of project results

 

The behaviour of children in Jelšava has become increasingly worse in the past years. The main reasons causing this situation is the fact that that families in the town are facing crisis, and although children are raised in their environment, they are often neglected. A need to guide parents in child care is already obvious - the families need help so that the children can be raised to eventually proactively participate in the life of the society in the future. Thanks to the project, a community centre offering a safe environment for children and young people from the town of Jelšava was built and participation of marginalized groups in the village supported. In the new community centre, 13 workshops and cultural exhibitions were held. 158 clients were directly involved in intervention and prevention programmes. 43 educational activies were delivered, especially to children and young people. 2 jobs were created, 77 volunteers involved. Altogether, 4,467 people benefited from the project activitzies. Children and young people were provided a safe environment for their personal development and leisure activities. Mothers and entire families had a chance to participate in workshops and cultural events. Volunteers developed their communication and social skills, and municipal representatives received information about the specific features of Roma culture and the reasons of their poverty. The stabilitity of the centre will be futher developed and constinuation of its activities ensured. Its operation is related to the log-term impact of the project, creation of the safe environment for children and young people from the town of Jelšava.

 


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