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Homel human rights defenders make a gift to school on International Romani Day

2014 2014-04-09T14:01:38+0300 2014-04-09T14:01:38+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On the International Romani Day, April 8, Maryia Klimovich and Ales Yauseyenka sent a gift to Prybory secondary school where many Romani children learn.

They passed to the school library copies of books with tales by Alexander Klein in Russian and and Romani. The book was published by the Russian anti-discrimination center "Memorial".

"The book can be very useful for students of various nationalities”, says Maryia Klimovich. “In the best tradition of storytellers, Mr. Klein condemns greed and callousness, admires courage and willingness to self-sacrific, love and faithfulness.
Introducing to the pupils the tales by a Romani writer can also raise the authority of the teachers”.

The human righs defender also believes that literary works are an effective tool to combat xenophobia.

“At present, there will be not only oral, but also written Romani, though many people sincerely believe that the Romani do not have written literature," added Maryia Klimovich.

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