New School Year—New Opportunities for Roma Students in Southwestern Bulgaria

September 15th marked the beginning of the new school year in Bulgaria and the end of school segregation for approximately 200 Roma students in Blagoevgrad. Students, who were attending sub-standard Elementary School No. 1 in Blagoevgrad, are moving to several city schools where they will get a better education and learn in an integrated environment with their peers from other ethnic groups for the first time.

September 17, 2008