Today at the inauguration event of the Social Enterprise Project, in cooperation with Voice of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians, attended by civil society, representatives from EU office in Kosovo, GIZ and project beneficiaries.
Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe Mission in Kosovo was one of the winners of the fourth EU Award for Roma Integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey, funded by the European Union and implemented by Roma Active Albania.
The award recognizes Extraordinary People Promoting Equality through Employment. It recognizes private and public initiatives that offer support, recognition, and publicity to unemployment in the Roma communities, especially among women, and that support positive role models and practical help.
The award was monetary, and Help granted the funds back to the communities of Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptians by supporting the establishment of a social enterprise (greenhouse) that will employ only women. Help believes in integration through employment and creating opportunities that produce sustainable socio-economic development.