ROMA VERSITAS KOSOVO VISION
Creation of a sustainable environment for communities in Kosovo to integrate and involve trough promotion of education, academic support and development, cultural heritage, and the involvement of young people and communities in local integration processes in both regional and European level.
Roma Versitas Mission
Roma Versitas Kosovo aims to improve the retention, performance, and timely graduation of regular Roma student ant the tertiary level in Kosovo by providing academic support and capacity building.
ABOUT ROMA VERSITAS KOSOVO
Roma Versitas Kosovo is established in August of 2013 as program and started to operate under umbrella of Kosovo Agency for Advocacy and Development KAAD where program has operated until December 2015. From January 2016 until August 2017 the program has operated under umbrella of local NGO AT. With request of RV students and support of Roma Education Fund. Finally, Roma Versitas Kosovo is established as a local NGO on May 2017 and started to operate independently from Jun 2017. RV Kosovo in 2013 offered services only to 40 Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian students where later it was able to increase number up to 80 students for academic year.
From 2017 RV Kosovo has implemented different programs and projects for the inclusion of the Roma community in Kosovo society, programs such are Roma Versitas, Rolling Film Festivla, Advocacy Academy for Roma Youth e.t.c Many of the programs that RV Kosovo implemented were supported by financed from Roma Eduaction Fund, US Embassy Prishtina, Community Development Fund CDF, Council of Europe, Rockefeller Brother Fund, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Office for Communities of Priminister of Kosovo, UNMIK, Civil Rights Defenders CRD and Culture for Change.
In 2018 RV Kosovo has achieved to train its staff for Carrere advising and to establish career center for its beneficiaries. RV Kosovo in cooperation with Prishtina Consulting Group PCG achieved to train and employ more than 60 young Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians during the spring and summer 2018, as project financed from Swiss Helvetas.
Roma Versitas Kosovo is the only organization that mainly works with Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian students and youth throughout Kosovo, on daily basis. The work of this project has been going on for more than five years, and the leading staff gained more than 5 years of direct experience in support of 1000 Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian students and youth in three resource centers of Kosovo, Prishtina, Prizren and Peja.