The Roma Project runs various projects both at a local, national and international level.
OFFICIAL ENGLISH CLASSES:
The Roma Project knows that learning a new language is not easy for anyone and in order to foster social inclusion and find a job and contribute back to the community, language is a key element.
English classes are run for the Roma Women from the community who have moved to the country and whose first language is not English. The classes are mixed ability and are for those total beginners to others who may be a bit more advanced with their English. The classes are run by a trained teacher and take place on a weekly basis for 4 hours a week and Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading are assessed throughout the course. The women from the community decide the thematic content that they explore and learn more about. Topics include health care visits, talking to teachers at school, dental visits, everyday work, community and general conversational skills.
Classes run Monday evenings. For more information contact: Bernie Flatley at +44 (0)7722 555 899.
Testimonies from Participants:
II International Roma Women’s Congress Barcelona, Spain:
In collaboration with the Roma Women’s Association Drom Kotar Mestipen, the Roma Project is part of the II International Roma Women’s Congress which will take place March 23rd and 24th, 2018 at the CaixaForum-Barcelona. The Congress will bring together Roma Women from a grassroots level from numerous countries and together, they will dialogue and collectively find solutions to the problems and challenges they face.
More info on the Congress can be found here.
Planning: Growing Project supported by People’s Health Trust
The Allotment Project brings nature to the big city. Roma families are bused from Coventry to the allotments. Development, clearing and cultivating of the land has started and the families work inter and intra generationally to plant, maintain and ensure husbandry of the plants and foods they grow.
Flamenko Coventry 2014 & Romani Week 2015
The Roma Project supported Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) cultural and arts festivals Flamenko Coventry 2014 and Romani Week 2015. The festivals were organised in collaboration with numerous artists, COVUNI departments, students and the Charity.
“Family Matters/Chestiuni de familie” Romani Photo Exhibition
In April 2015 Romani Week Festival kicked off. As part of the 2015 festival, Rosamaria Cisneros teamed up with photographer Antony Weir for the “Family Matters/Chestiuni de familie” Romani Photo Exhibition. The exhibition leaflet Family_Matters_Leaflet gives you some backstory on the project. The event would not have been possible without the support of the Roma Project and the various families.
Photography by Koko Zin Photography.