The International Roma Day, April 8, is a day of celebrating Roma culture and raising awareness about the problems that Roma are facing.
For this important and splendid occasion, we have singled out the messages of exceptional young people from the Roma community with whom Help is cooperating on the project “Civil society in action promoting and protecting Roma and Egyptian rights in Montenegro” which is funded by the European Union. The project partner is the Roma youth organization “Walk with us -Phiren Amenca”.
The concept of the video was designed by the Center for Affirmation of the RE-population – CAREP on the occasion of April 8.
The video was broadcasted this morning on the Public Service – RTVCG as well as on TV Nikišić, but its main purpose according to the idea of CAREP, is to forward it to schools so that the majority population can get to know and get closer to their fellow Roma population in an informative and educational way.
On the same occasion and within the same project, the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro responded to the call of CAREP to illuminate its building in the colors of the Roma flag. The initiative was accepted by the US Embassy in Montenegro, as well as the Capital city of Podgorica. So tonight, the Millennium Bridge will be in the colors of the Roma flag, along with the American Embassy.
Here is how the building of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro looked last night:
The International Roma Day – among other activities, was also celebrated by Music Against Prejudice – by promoting young Roma musicians “Gianni & Eni” whom we helped to record a video for their first rap song “Who are you to judge me”, as part of Help’s project “Civil society in action promoting and protecting Roma and Egyptian rights in Montenegro”.
As part of the program of celebrating the The International Roma Day in Bijelo Polje, the NGOs Roma Movement and the Roma Club of Culture RoCk will award the Roma Heart Award to the “Public Institution – Secondary Vocational School” in Bijelo Polje.
In addition to the appropriate program that celebrates Roma identity and culture, it is planned to expand the school’s library fund with 40 of school textbooks.