Refugee Committee of the Roma / Ashkali / Egyptians
Objective: Direct involvement in the activities implemented for the refugee issue in Macedonia on an initiative given since 2000.
Activity: Informing all refugees about their situation, organizing meetings, asking for help, advocating for the education of Roma refugee children, developing a network of communication with refugees from the region.
The Refugee Committee is supported by UNHCR Skopje, OSCE Mission Macedonia, NGO ARKA-Help, ROSH from Suto Orizari Skopje. All activity is coordinated by RCC “DROM”
Location: Skopje-camps Katalanovo and Shuto Orizari, Gostivar, Tetovo, Kumanovo
Funder: OSCE ODIHR Warsaw.
Education Support Center “VRAMA SI”
Primary activity: Assistance in writing homework, preparing for class and learning Macedonian language for preschool groups.
Secondary activity: Computer course, excursions, visits to the cinema, theater, visit to the ZOO, art workshop.
Goal: To help Roma students achieve better results in school. The center plays the role of second parents, due to the large percentage of illiterate or semi-literate parents. Educators and assistants work with the children. During the realization we realize cooperation with the elementary school “Hristijan Karpos”.
Target group: 173 children aged 5 to 14 years from the settlements Zhivkova Karpa, Stari Lozja and Bavchi.