The 2016 ACERT conference Identity Now more than achieved its objective of providing an opportunity to reflect on the meaning and importance of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller identities in a range of contexts. Around 50 participants, most from community backgrounds, presented and discussed different aspects of identity and the challenges they experienced asserting and defending it. Continue reading “Identity Conference report”
In 2016, The Romani Cultural & Arts Company based in Cardiff, Wales, was very grateful to receive a £5000 grant to commission research and consultation into the opinions and aspirations of Gypsies and Travellers relating to the education provision on offer to their community’s children and young people.
We are pleased to announce that the resulting report from the research and consultation is now available. The report shall be made available to all Welsh Local Authorities, the four regional educational consortia and the Welsh Government to enable them to reflect upon current policy and practice and ask appropriate questions in order to improve the life chances of some of the most vulnerable and marginalised children and young people living in Wales.
Isaac Blake says that: “these children and young people are precious. Too many of them are still being failed by public services that do not meet their needs and aspirations – this cannot be allowed to continue.”
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company hopes that the report will stimulate a genuine debate around the genuine needs and aspirations of the Gypsy and Traveller community and enable deep changes to be made so that less and less children and young people are disadvantaged and failed.
Please download the pdf here: http://www.romaniarts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AWARDS-FOR-ALL-REPORT-2016-2.pdf