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Hvězdička shines for everyone

Year of granting the aid: 2015
Realisation date: 01.06.2015 – 31.12.2015
Amount: 99 700 CZK
Organization: DROM, romské středisko

The socially excluded area in Brno located around Cejl and the Bratislavská street, which has so far been inhabited mostly by the members of Roma ethnic minority, gradually attracts more and more inhabitants from the majority. Both Roma and the majority are wary of each other with many stereotypes on both sides, that prevent open and functional co-existence within the area. This project aims to build and strengthen neighbourhood relations by face-to face cultural, sport, creative and educative local meetings and gatherings that will be organised by members of both groups. Project activities will take place in new multifunctional park Hvězdička (“Little star”). DROM, romské středisko will move to a low-threshold centre which is located in the Hvězdička park in June 2015. Project activities will be organised and run by young Roma people – clients of the youth drop-in centre DROM with assistance and support of social workers. Their participation will lead to empowerment and activation and by organising and running activities they will also gain new experience, skills and self-confidence needed for active and responsible “taking over” their own lives and participation o