The Institute for Rural Initiatives is implementing an initiative meant to continue the work within the existent democracy clubs in Minjir and Zirnesti communities while developing the IRI Social Inclusion program in direction of favouring disadvantaged/marginalized kids (with a focus on Roma kids) while informing, training, mobilizing beneficiaries so that they become more integrated in society: better treated, better understood.
The present initiative is implemented by the Institute for Rural Initiatives and its local partners as well as in cooperation with the school administrations of Zirnesti village, Cahul rayon, and Minjir village, Hincesti rayon, and with the financial support of the Global Fund for Children.
What we want to do:
- We want to bring together Roma and non-Roma kids to learn and act as genuine democracy promoters, with cross-cultural sensitiveness, tolerance and acceptance to each other.
- We want to confer durability for the two local initiatives Democracy School clubs within two schools in the Republic of Moldova attended by Roma youth (Zirnesti community, Cahul rayon, and Minjir community, Hincesti rayon) to support and stimulate those frameworks as a platform for building activism and participation of children and youth in their communities.
- We want to create innovative instruments for sending the message of the project more efficiently to the Moldovan Society.
In this sense the present project offers continuity to the two existent democracy clubs in Minjir and Zirnesti villages. The two existent frameworks will serve as practical and concrete frameworks for reaching the proposed objectives.
The activities of the project will consists of a set of interactive extracurricular courses of Civic Education and Activism, a summer camp/school for children, two cinema presentation, and an exchange visit.