A group of youth sit with a woman on the green grass.

Mariia Kalashnik, The Strawberry Project

Date grant awarded: November, 10, 2016

Roma youth in Nagylóc, Hungary often follow the steps of the elders in their families rather that integrating into society, creating a cyclical cycle of uneducated and unemployed youth bearing children. The Strawberry Project, an initiative started by Mariia Kalashnik, provides these youth with a space to come together to learn and share about our Mother Earth and one another. Mariia works with a youth center to identify participants to receive strawberry seedlings and help through the growing process.