Romani Early Years Network – REYN

No more lost Romani and Traveller generations

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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 […]

REYN Co-ordinator Stanislav Daniel and Stanislav Daniel Junior

On the 6 month anniversary of the birth of his son, Stanislav Daniel Junior, REYN Co-ordinator, Stanislav Daniel reflects on what it means to be a parent standing up for your rights.   A year ago we published a blog post about the legacy of D.H. and Others v. the Czech Republic, the case that […]

He is 10 years old and smiling proudly: ‘I can read!’  He has just read his first reading card. The card consists of a short story made up of a few simple sentences. This is enough to give him the experience of reading and the motivation to learn more letters in order to read more. […]

Roma children in school

As a Romani child growing up in 1980s in Slovakia, I did not get to choose my identities. They were clearly given and being Roma was not one of them. We were gypsies – with low g. And gypsies were not supposed to have culture, history or even language. At least not one worth preserving. […]

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During the last week of January, the Romani Early Years Network Croatia provided members of REYN International – early childhood practitioners, activists and experts from Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine, Kosovo, Czech Republic and the Netherlands – with a unique opportunity to see the results of their work. Today, reflecting on the study visit and […]