Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance "Amalipe"

combating anti-Roma stereotypes among young people

19.03.2014 - Romania. New peer training

02.04.2014-RO-New-trainingOn our very first training, excitement and nervousness could not be missing. The preparations were ready and when the school bell rang, we walked in the classroom and saw about twenty curious stares. Confidently, me and my partner had begun a warm-up game, to get cracking.


The youth were supposed to hug if they had something in common. There were, of course, some people who did not get to hug anyone. Later on, we asked them how being left out made them feel. An interesting discussion continued rather at ease. It was great to talk openly and freely about these matters.

Another game followed, from which we all learned something about the prejudices and stereotypes in which any different person from us is immersed.

A great class was succeeded by some amazing feedback that we enjoyed reading. The joy to have people learning even the littlest thing from you, this is an important feeling at the end of the day. 

Author: Maria B., Volunteer of Youth is Tolerance RO