Fostering the social, civic and intercultural competences of Roma parents through digital education

02 Apr, 2021

The Digital Education Among Roma Minorities in Schools (DREAMS) project finished in March 2021. The project aimed at fostering the social, civic and intercultural competences of Roma parents through digital education in order to promote their social inclusion and tackle discrimination in schools, segregation, racism, bullying or violence.

The idea was to strengthen the collaboration between schools and families to help Roma parents understand the problems their children face in schools, to learn and talk about their rights as parents in the school, to be listened and involved in school activities.

In this video below presenting the project, the project coordinator Andreea Dima from Maks vzw explains  the project methodology and activities that were carried out in the project partners countries: Belgium, Romania, and Bulgaria. Furthermore, in the video there are examples of  the activities developed during the project implementation.

The goals of the project were achieved through digital storytelling technique with low-skilled Roma parents. Digital storytelling was used to highlight a societal problem, the drop out of Roma children from schools, discrimination, segregation, lack of opportunities. Digital stories aimed at creating empathy from the educational environment towards Roma children and will be calls for action to think about changes and pathways that help resolve these problems.

We thank all the participants and families that have made these activities possible

on behalf of the project partners: