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Drying Little Tears has made the rapid completion of a community centre for Roma children in Hungary a reality.

Dass die Regine Sixt Kinderhilfe Stiftung schnell und effektiv ist, zeigt die Eröffnung eines Gemeindezentrums für Roma in der ungarischen Stadt Pécs:


Nach nur wenigen Monaten Bauzeit konnte am 14. Oktober 2016 ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt der Stiftung mit dem Malteserorden feierlich den kleinen und großen Gästen übergeben werden. Vertreter des Malteserordens aus Ungarn und Österreich sowie der Regine Sixt Kinderhilfe Stiftung durchschnitten das in den Landesfarben grün-weiß-rot gehalten Festband und übergaben das Gebäude.

It will serve as a haven for the children of the neighbourhood and has numerous playgrounds and classrooms. The cheerful and exuberant festival was accompanied by a band, a Hungarian-style cook-out, and the Malteser's mobile playground.

 
Regine Sixt:

When the Malteser representative for Sinti and Roma, Franz Graf Salm-Reifferscheidt, contact me this summer, I was glad to respond quickly. We were able to take our trusting collaboration of the past few years and bring it here to Pécs. With the community centre, we will be getting the young children of the neighbourhood fit for school and thus for life. They will be integrated and supported by the company. I am glad that we have been able to realise the foundation's pillars of health, education, welfare, and emergency response here.

 

 

 

A community centre for Roma and Sinti has been established in Pécs, Hungary. The owner and operator of the property and its facilities are the Knights of the Order of Malta. All seven areas of the centre help to integrate Roma children into Hungarian society. In Pésc, the largest centre for the integration of Roma children and adolescents is to be created. The centre will take care of not only Roma and Sinti children, but also those who come from other disadvantaged families. The centre is equipped with sanitary and medical facilities, a baby room, a nursery, and the playground. In a classroom, after-school lessons are given to local children.