On November 19th, TOY for Inclusion will hold an international event to celebrate the achievements and share the lessons learned in the past two years.
The event title is “Community-Based Early Childhood Education and Care for Roma Children and Families”.
Since 2017, TOY for Inclusion has opened eight Play Hubs in seven European countries: one in Belgium, Croatia, Latvia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and two in Italy.
Thanks to the work of local communities and professionals, the TOY for Inclusion Play Hubs provide opportunities for children and adults, Roma and non-Roma, to integrate and develop. At the event, you will be able to hear their experiences directly from them.
The project has been successful in fostering social inclusion for Romani young children and families, enhancing social cohesion and easing out the transition to primary school.
The mid-term results are encouraging!
- 1700 children participated to the Play Hub activities since January 2018.
- 30% of children were from Roma origin, according to estimations.
- 77 workshops and info-sessions were held for Roma and non-Roma adults: including parenting support, intergenerational activities, hand-craft and toy-making workshops, info-sessions for parents in cooperation with other community services.
- 10% of workshop leaders were Roma.
The tools and the resources that are at the core of this success will be available at the event; read more about TOY for Inclusion.
Where: Vredehuis, Sint-Margrietstraat 9, Ghent, Belgium.
When: November, 19th 2018.
Consult the program here.