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Did you click PLAY above? View an awesome video detailing some of the challenges in Slovakia
In November, I am traveling to Europe to conduct parenting classes in a small Roma Gypsy community located Cachtice, Slovakia.
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|I took this in 2007|
Children without blocks to build with, books to read and scissors to cut (or parents who understand the necessity of such activities) enter school behind and are therefore labeled "special" and receive a less than acceptable education which only exasperates the cycle of poverty.
Next level International. Together we can teach Roma families, mentor locals to continue the work and see an entire community transformed.
Isn't that exciting?
We will train & mentor locals who can then, in turn, reproduce the training model that will be used in other towns and villages in both Czech and Slovakia. Communities can be transformed!
My favorite aspect of the trip will be the Parenting Toolbox Kits we will leave with every Roma family. The kit will include "tools" that each parent needs in order to nurture the growth and development of their children. Blocks, books, balls, crayons, paper ....
We will teach them the importance of reading, playing, interacting with their children.
We will make homemade games
and sing and play together.
|me in Bratislava|
I'm starting in Slovakia.
Won't you help?
My fund raising is two fold:
- Sponsor a Roma Family with a Parenting Toolbox Kits (approx $25 USD each) and/or
- Sponsor a leg of my trip (14 days @ $100 USD a day = $1400)
p.s. did you click the pin board above? it has a great video about the plight of the Roma's! You hafta see it for yourself!