We support vulnerable Roma communities in Hungary.
Bagazs works in two segregated Roma settlements in rural Hungary. Since 2011, we have been devoted to delivering programs in education, literacy, livelihood skills, financial inclusion and women’s empowerment. All these programs are set up based on the local needs a motivation to learn; we do not provide any material donations. As we like to say: we only give a chance.
Today, we engage 145 Roma children and 220 community members through our programs and help empower them to have a brighter future.
COVID-19 is threatening our ability to continue this support.
The pandemic is preventing our volunteers from travelling to the settlements. Currently we deliver our programs through online platforms, focusing on giving digital tools and providing online tutoring for all the children.
We established a digital system over the past weeks, but we know that our personal presence will be more important than ever before after the pandemic is over.
Our afterschool tutoring programs will be the only opportunity for these children to make up for the lost time and be able to continue their studies.
As many community members are likely to lose their current jobs, our mentoring and skills development program for the adults will be an opportunity to find their way back to employment.
We are getting ready for what our communities will need after the peak of the pandemic is over.
We ask for your support not only to get through this difficult time, but to reduce its irreversibly detrimental effects.
We understand that COVID-19 is impacting everyone's lives around the world, but even if you can just spare a few dollars, it will go a long way to help:
- $10 allows a volunteer mentor to visit his/her mentee personally
- $20 can provide internet access for a family for an entire month
- $50 can provide a child with a month of individual development sessions
- $150 can continue our women’s club for a month
- $300 will allow digital tutoring for a whole class for a month
Thank you for your support!