“Amaro Magipé”: The younger generation is proud of its “own work”

Stories that break stereotypes.

In Romani – the language of the Roma, which has survived orally without its own lexicon for over 1,000 years – “Amaro Magipé” means our work

The action is being implemented by SolidarityNow, in collaboration with “Faros tou Kosmou” (Lighthouse of the World) and the Cultural and Educational Association of Roma Women of Drosero Xanthi “ELPIDA”, and is supported by the Community Centres of Katerini and the municipalities of Ambelokipi-Menemeni and Pavlos Melas. 

The goal is the empowerment and participation of Roma women and young people in actions and trainings aimed at skill development, information, violence prevention, psychosocial support and empowerment in general. In particular, the youth group aims to identify mentors who will work in their communities to highlight and solve chronic problems plaguing the Roma.

In Dendropotamos, the coordinated efforts of the municipality, teachers and the nearly 20-year presence of “Lighthouse of the World” – with dozens of actions for children – are getting results. Successive younger generations seem more determined to pursue their dreams, break stereotypes, and change their lives and the image non-Roma have of the Roma and their neighborhood. 


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