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During Czech COVID-19 pandemic, NGO distributes more than 80 laptops to Romani students for distance learning

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“The students contacted us themselves, sometimes social workers or teachers reached out and gave us tips about families who actually need aid,” Štefan Balog, the coordinator of the ROMEA organization’s Romani Scholarship Program, recalled for Romani vod’i magazine when discussing the first wave of the pandemic in the Czech Republic. When, at the beginning of March, reports started appearing in the media of possible school closures, it was clear to him and his colleagues that a lack of computer technology would be problem number one in many Romani families. 

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