Home > News > EDUCATING IGOR: As a Roma from Slovakia, Igor believes that education may be the only hope for changing the future of his community.

Igor and his siblings grew up in a Roma settlement in eastern Slovakia.

They have faced racism, discrimination and even violence that targets ‘gypsies’.

After experiencing an assault by local police and with support of his older sister Irma, Igor decides to return to school.

He is committed to getting a proper education so that he can join Irma as an accredited teacher working with the young children in his impoverished settlement.

Educating Igor gives an insight into the isolated, impoverished world of Slovakia’s Roma community. Often excluded and derided as “gypsies” this is the story of Igor and his sister, Irma and their efforts to use education to change the future for the children in their community.

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