Areté Youth Foundation’s project “R.O.L.E.S. Projects – Roma Opportunities for Leadership, Education, and Success III” is a national program that builds on previously funded projects by TSA to address the lack of educated professionals and leaders in the Roma community by supporting promising Roma youth to pursue higher education and careers in the public and private sector and thereby empowering them to be role models. During the project, Arete will engage with and support about 1515 youth.
TSA’s grant will also provide institutional support to Arete, with the aim to build on a strong organizational base so that the organization might develop and leverage other opportunities to serve its target group. In the long-run, it is expected that the project will contribute to a greater number of Roma college graduates and professionals, a network of Roma role models and volunteers, and the development and enhancement of a leading Roma youth organization, both within Bulgaria, but also internationally, able to represent the and call attention to the unique issues Roma youth face, both within Bulgaria.