Murska Sobota is a town with a large Roma community (around 1.100 Roma). The Play Hub is located in the public library, which has a department for children and is highly attended by the families living in the surroundings. It connects people of different generations and fosters intercultural dialogue between different families from the locality.
The coordinator is a Roma practitioner and one of the most important bridging figures in the city. The Play Hub is open every Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00. It also becomes mobile, as the coordinator brings toys to preschools, schools and to minority neighborhoods where families are harder to reach.
Grosuplje is located in the central part of the country. Different minorities groups live in the city (from Bosnia, Kosovo, Albania and Roma). Roma, instead, live in settlements near the town and have no electricity or water, children usually do not attend preschool.
The Play Hub attracts about 50 families that attend its activities regularly. It is open each Wednesday from 17:00 to 19:00.
The creation of the Play Hubs was made possible thanks to the REYN National Coordinator in Slovenia Educational Research Institute – ERI. For more information you can contact Mateja Mlinar.