Held back and excluded

Kosovo’s Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians continue to be left behind in education.

A typical Saturday for Nexhie Faqi isn’t the same as for other Kosovar 14-year-olds. The eighth grade student from Fushe Kosova’s Selman Riza School spends every weekday helping first grade kids of her Ashkali community with their learning. Together with around half a dozen youngsters, she is one of over 100 volunteers at the Ideas Partnership center in her municipality.