Fare action week 2020
The Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organisation organized the two
days program in Tiszabura (a village of around 3000 Roma people) as a part of
Fare action week.
We started the first day (17 October 2020) with the mayor’s speech
and the cultural performance during which one talented Brazilian singer has
presented his musical skills. A lot of people have come to participate in
educational lectures on such issues as: the drug prevention, the problem of early
childbirth and the history of Roma people. The first day program has also
included the speech of Rostás Árpád who is a talented and successful restorer
and carpenter of Roma origin. The inhabitants of Tiszabura were lively
interested in the discussion and they were asking a lot of questions to
lecturers. Thanks to that Roma people could learn new things which will be
helpful for them in the future.
The next day (18 October 2020) we put the main focus on a sport,
using that as a tool to fight discrimination and racism. The program included
both football and table tennis tournaments. A lot of young people, both girls
and boys, were giving their best in order to win the main prize. After the
tournaments the medals and trophies were awarded to the participants.
Our main aim was to show the Roma culture and to emphasize how
important is the social inclusion of ethnic minorities, equality, tolerance,
anti-racism, education and physical activity. It was our goal since we are
aware of the situation of Roma community in Hungary - every day they have to
face a lot of problems, such as the high rate of unemployment, the poverty, the
prejudices of the majority population, discrimination, rejection, social
exclusion and marginalization.
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