Bulgaria's Integration Strategy Keeps Roma Children in School

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Integration Strategy Keeps Roma Children in School Photo by BGNES/Ivan Yanev.

Some 400 Roma children from Bulgaria's North Eastern Shumen region have been included in various programs aiming at keeping them in school, official data showed.

The information regarding the progress of the Regional Roma Integration Strategy was presented at the meeting of the Regional Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Integration Issues, Bulgarian Focus Radio reported.

The Roma Integration Strategy worked in six directions among which education, labor market, healthcare, housing and non-discrimination.

The Regional Inspectorate of Education noted that Bulgarian language exams show Roma children do worse than children whose mother tongue is Bulgarian or Turkish.

In order to overcome this problem, organizational measures to help improve education of Roma children need to be taken.

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#2
Seedy - 26 Feb 2014 // 09:17:26

Of course they "stay in school" - or more accurately "stay in school after dark" - it's so much easier to steal things when everyone else has gone home....

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Roma Man - 30 Jan 2014 // 02:26:50

Why don't Bulgarians integrate into Roma society?