There has never been a greater need for a change and development in social thinking in Hungary than the present day.
This need (amongst other) is what brought the UCCU foundation to life.
The goal of the civil initiative is aimed at engaging Roma and non Roma youth in conversation. We hope to expand the horizons of youth and dampen their stereotypical, discriminative way of thinking. The core of the program is 90 minute class aimed at secondary institutions, implementing informal educational methods revolving around information about Roma society. These classes are held by volunteering Roma youth.
We strive to provide students with as much information and personal experience about Roma as possible to make them more open and accepting towards others.
The most important elements of the UCCU Foundations work are personal contact and interaction. Before the „live” educational programmes, volunteers undergo training where they get to know the methods of informal education and other necessary techniques and knowledge.
The Haver foundation and the Open Society Institute have joined our cause in a long term partnership.