Fellow Since 2000
Roma Managers Professional Association / Cigány Vezetok Szakmai Egyesülete
This description of Istvan Aba-Horvath's work was prepared when Istvan Aba-Horvath was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Istvan has designed a program for education reform and skill training that addresses discrimination against Roma people in Hungary. He has been remarkably successful in involving municipalities in decreasing school dropout rates among Roma, also known as Gypsy, children and in helping adults find jobs.
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