Ashoka Fellow
Czech Republic
Fellow Since 1998
Founder of Cirkevni Skola Premysla Pittra
This description of Helena Balabanova's work was prepared when Helena Balabanova was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Helena has designed a solution to educating Roma children and adults that impacts the entire area of race relations in the Czech Republic. Her innovative educational programs are unique and comprehensive and benefit both the Roma and non-Roma populations by improving mutual understanding and cooperation. This reinforces the values of an integrated and diverse society, new concepts for the democratizing Czech Republic.
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