Romani Early Years Network – REYN

No more lost Romani and Traveller generations

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Marley Dias loves books, but finds it weird that within their pages there were no black-girl heroes to which she can relate. Born from frustration this 11-year-old started a campaign called #1000blackgirlbooks, which attracted international attention. A year ago, The Guardian and other big media outlets brought Marley’s campaign to a wider public. This week, […]

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When discussing persecution of Roma during the World War II, references from the Netherlands are rarely considered. But the history of Roma Holocaust, or Porrajmos, is well known in this region. Unfortunately, not due to school curriculum but thanks to efforts Roma and pro-Roma activists, the history of Roma is remembered. Special thanks must go […]

Intercultural support and learning

At the beginning of last week, representatives of international REYN – Romani Early Years Network, met representatives of national networks and other partners to kick-off a joint initiative for the next three years. In the project, ‘we will demonstrate that inclusion is possible’, stated the draft of project’s mission statement. And indeed, it is the […]

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For non-governmental organisations, fundraising is part of the daily routine. Drafting project proposals, searching for grant calls and forming partnerships is often a crucial part of our job description. But just when we thought we had mastered the craft, another challenge has emerged. Not only must we be effective and efficient, top in design and […]

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Driton Berisha is a champion of Roma inclusion from Kosovo. A trailblazer in the Kosovo Roma-Ashkali-Egyptian Early Years Networks (KRAEEYN) and a participant of Global Leaders program building leadership capacities among early childhood advocates for Romani children.  Driton is also the father of Nihada (7), Shaban (5), and Nihad (3). It has been nine years […]