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The 'wall of shame'

Roma families from Portugal have demolished the ’wall of shame’ which has surrounded a very poor area called the ’Pedreiras neighbourhood’ for almost 10 years. It separated the largest Roma community in Beja from the rest of the Alentejo society. For safety reasons, the wall which is 100 metres long and three metres high... Read more
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What I am going to share with you comes straight from the heart.

Everything concerned with poverty, every person left by the wayside, involves me, and I go to see. My work is very simple: I go into the neighbourhoods, I walk around, usually nobody counts the poor, but you can always find them. My desire is to see that the person has a certain dignity; for them to stand up straight, to hold on. It’s a... Read more
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Building relationships on mutual trust

In Hungary, the Real Pearl Foundation’s primary focus is art education, talent development, family community development programmes, and institutional cooperation; amongst authorities, schools, hospitals and NGOs. We work in Told, one of the most disadvantaged regions of the country, where the majority of our students live in deep poverty,... Read more
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Reversing roles to raise awareness and promote social inclusion

The NGO Together! in Ethiopia was founded by a team of professionals who have several years experience working in disability main streaming, computer training, vocational education, and rehabilitation support. They have developed a holistic project aimed at the educational and professional inclusion of people with visual impairments. Their... Read more
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Exhibition on "Access to rights"

AVED is a French acronym standing for “Village association for education and development”. It was set up by villagers from Maka-Colibantan in Senegal and works with the Colibantan Association in France. Together they have created an exhibition entitled “Access to rights: a universal right”. “It’s an educational... Read more
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