Career path instead of the trap of an inescapable life path

Nominated 2023

Country: Hungary

Region: Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Poverty, Leisure education, Early childhood education

Project owner: Van Helyed Alapítvány You Belong

Responsible person: Bódis Kriszta

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

The You Belong! System provides a path out for trapped, disadvantaged, predominantly Roma people. YBS is distinct from currently available models of integration in that it functions as a system with a long-term time span: the holistic, education-focused socialization of children begins in the womb and continues throughout their life till tertiary education or employment. It is based on partnership and two-sided commitment. It is characterized by services, institutions and a unique methodology building on each other such as a system of patrons, involvement of families, creativity-focus.