Positive Move For Roma Rights In Czech Republic

The situation for Romas in eastern Europe is more often than not marked by prejudice and denial of basic rights such as a decent education for their children. Ten Czech towns have joined a program sponsored by the Agency for Social Inclusion that seeks to integrate Roma residents into the general community. Town government can spend money on developing a social services infrastructure or create clubhouses for children and centers dealing with housing. Money has also been set aside for Romas to work on government projects.

Reality is best described in the Czech Republic by the percent of Roma children who complete elementary school –50%. No education translates into lacking skills for modern jobs.