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Learning Assistance for Warsaw’s Roma Children


Learning Assistance for Roman Children was a grassroots tutoring service that sought to support Roma youth in Warsaw’s Praga District. The project focused on Polish Roma children because of discrimination that they face in school, as research shows that primary and secondary school is a key time for youth to learn about anti-discrimination work. In addition, by being able to study with their individual tutors, the children in the tutoring program were given a chance to improve their knowledge and learn new skills.

The main goal was to support the education of Roma children by developing a habit of everyday studying and doing homework, as well as assisting them in meeting their school-related responsibilities and fostering their dutifulness and independence while studying. Besides expanding their knowledge base, the aim thereby was to improve their school grades and thus increase their opportunities in the future.