omama, Muránska Dlhá Lúka
Anka finished special education school. That is the reason why she so keen to help children from poor families with early childhood education. She likes to meet other omamas at the regular training sessions.
Drahuška completed high school. She worked
as a religion teacher at a parish and taught Roma children. She
also worked in a school canteen and as a seamstress. She decided to
work as an omama to help underprivileged children.
mentor, Muránska Dlhá Lúka
Veja studied Social work at the Faculty of
Education of Comenius University, Bratislava. In Cesta von/Way out she is
responsible for office management and also supports field supervisions.
member of the board
Hela is one of the founding members of Cesta von/Way out. She advises the organization on financial and managerial issues. She works as a financial manager of VIA IURIS.
Deniska has volunteered many times for Združenie pre lepší život/Association for a Better Life. She lived in Belgium for a few months, where she worked as a health counselor for other Roma from Slovakia. She is now very excited to be able to help to develop the little ones as an omama.
omama, Chminianske Jakubovany
Zuzka wants to get a high school degree, so as a precondition she decided to complete a “regular” elementary school in Košice. She's a proud omama.
Ivet has very little formal education, but she
is all the more motivated to learn. As an omama, she works in a community where
no other organization has previously worked. She has a very quiet nature,
but she listens and wants to do the best
she can for the children.
mentor, Chminianske Jakubovany
Paulína worked as a teacher at the Primary School in
Chminianske Jakubovany in the program Teach for Slovakia. She decided to stay
with the community as a mentor. She also works for the Research Institute of
Child Psychology and Pathopsychology.
Naty has a Master´s Degree in Special
Education from the Comenius University in Bratislava. She completed
a certified Play Wisely training. She
believes the Montessori approach develops personality through play and teaches
children system and order.
Vierka studied at University of Economics in Bratislava. She is in charge of accounting
and taxes. She is a certified tax advisor and auditor and provides her
professional services to many companies and non-government organizations.
Pavel has worked as a program director at the Pontis Foundation. which supported sustainable solutions to poverty. He served as a program director of the Slovak scouts for 9 years, he also helped to launch the Roma boy and girl scouts program in Slovakia which allowed him to gain significant experience with the target group of the Omama program. He is one of the founders of Cesta von/Way out.
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Sandra likes to read books and educate herself. She was able to get all the paperwork done to get a mortgage and she built a small, low-budget house next to the Roma settlement. She publicly presented the Omama Program several times.
omama, Moldava nad Bodvou
Irma grew up in poverty without any outside support, so she was only able to complete elementary school. However, she cares that her children, as well as children from the program, get the best education and a chance for a better future.
mentor, Zborov and Rokycany
Janka is a mentor for omamas from Zborov and Rokycany. She also works for the organization Vyrovanávanie šancí/Equal chances. In the past, she conducted field anthropological research in various countries and worked as a social worker.
mentor, Moldava nad Bodvou
Andrea teaches at the elementary school in Moldava nad Bodvou. In 2019, her school received the Vnímavá škola/the Perceptive School title for setting up a specific strategy for inclusive education. She knows well the living conditions in Roma communities.
Lucka studies acting at the
Church Conservatory in Bratislava, but also works as a Play Wisely lecturer and
consultant for Omamas and their mentors.
Barbora studied at the Department of Civil Society Studies at Charles University, Prague. Previously, she worked as a coordinator of volunteer programs. In Cesta von/ Way out, her main responsibilitis are donors management and CRM implementation.
deputy director, program manager
Oľga has been working in the non-profit sector since graduating with a Master of Social work degree from Augsburg College in the U.S.A. in 2003. She has worked with people on the poverty line in various organizations. She is a co-founder of Cesta von/Way Out and the Deputy Director. Oľga manages the scaling of the program, coordinates team of mentors, omamas, regional coordinators and developes partnerships.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vierka completed high school. As a mediator in the Program of Family and Preschool Education run by Vyrovnávanie šancí/Equal Chances she worked with Roma women. Vierka now works as omama and also as assistant in a local kindergarden.
Inge worked as a seamstress. She came to support Sandra during the first Omama training and decided to become an omama herself. With the help of DOM.ov organization and their saving program, she will be able to build her own house.
Blaženka is a mentor and also works at elementary school in Sirk. She is an active member of local government and she is engaged in afterschool activities with children and youth. Blaženka is a great support for the whole community.
Radka studied Law at Comenius University, Bratislava. She worked in Pontis Foundation, later at The Office
of the Public Defender of Rights, dealing with segregation of Roma children at schools. She is coordinating education of omamas and field supervisions.