Mentorship Program

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Phase 1 will launch in Serbia, October of 2021, followed by Hungary, Austria, Romania & Poland by the end of the year. 

As part of our “ROM-ESCO” program, this mentorship program was founded on the belief that all Roma deserve to feel heard and have access to support whenever they need it. We believe that the development of a strong support network will help decrease marginalization and discrimination of poverty stricken communities and settlements in heavily Roma populated countries. 

The mission of the WRF’s ROM-ESCO Mentorship Program is to empower Roma Youth, Men and Women to take on leadership roles and realize their full potential as community leaders. By facilitating mentoring relationships, providing opportunities for networking and self-determination, and teaching practical leadership skills, the program helps Roma strengthen their self-confidence, find their voice, learn to influence the community and exercise authority, and articulate and pursue leadership goals.

Our mentor trainees will also develop skills to meet the following SDG Targets:


17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries

17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Serbian Branch Food Drive

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Smart Village Project


Mobile Wellness Center

These mobile health care clinics will be utilized to provide education, medicine, and wellness care to both Romani individuals and families living within the low-income bracket or deemed homeless. 

The wellness mobile health clinics will enable uninsured Romani to receive the same medical care as afforded to other insured individuals living within the same vicinity.  The wellness mobile clinic will administer free health services such as well visits, physicals, immunizations, screening, urgent care, psychological services, and sick visits.  Further requirements will be applicable such as, children from birth to 25 as well as the elderly will get these services from the mobile health facilities at no out of pocket costs.

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