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How did the Roma of Shutka and Topaana pass through April 8?

"This is a jungle. This does not endure. Look at this. Does it look like a neighborhood? So this is a disaster. "

Who does mean something on April 8th when it still needs to be eaten today? A holiday is celebrated if you have the conditions for it and if you have why you celebrate it. This is how the people of Shutka and Topaana will tell you, if you ask them how they mark the International Day of the Roma.

Today, there was no special festive atmosphere in Shutka or Topana. Everyone is chasing the job to make a living. Some are even revolted by the special attention of state officials, who say they remember them only once a year and in pre-election.

The main business in these settlements is trade, collecting bottles and scrap metal. And with that, they say they are not living, nor are they celebrated.
(Is there anything to celebrate?) When there is money every day there are holidays when there is no fun. This is an appeal from me for all over Europe. This is poverty, "said one of the residents.

For real integration and improvement of the status of Roma, they need money and dedication, alarm in their research and the Ombudsman, according to which, in the last ten years, the state almost did not move with a finger.

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The Municipality of Suto Orizari supports the "Campaign to reduce the drop out of the elementary school student’s"

The Municipality of Suto Orizari supports the ,, Campaign to reduce the drop out of the elementary school student’s ”  in collaboration with the  Elementary School ,, Braka Ramiz i Hamid”, on the territory of the municipality of Shuto Orizari.

During the yesterday’s meeting between the representatives of the local self-government, the educational mediators and the teachers, the field findings were obtained, discussed with the questionnaires regarding the above campaign.

On the basis of previous experiences, the attitude of the citizens is that it is necessary to undertake sanctions, and organize seminars, excursions in order to reduce the trend of the outflow of pupils in primary education.

It was also noted that the communication and coordination between the two schools should be improved on the territory of the municipality of Suto Orizari.

At the end of the meeting, the participants were invited to the Presentation of the instruments for intercultural integration.

 

Foreign students will study Roma music in Suto Orizari

The professor Hamutal Zimra from Israel has met in the representatives from the Municipality of Shuto Orizari to start a cooperation for learning traditional Romani music this summer in Suto Orizari.

Around 20-40 students are interested to come in the larges Roma community Shuto Orizari to learn the specificity and the authenticity of Roma music including: rhythm, melody, etc.
This group of students will be trained by Roma musicians in two groups: singing and playing music instruments.

The group is scheduled to arrive in August, and the local government was asked for support in providing space for hours, accommodation and networking with musicians who know Romani music.

This initiative in cooperation with the Municipality of Shuto Orizari will enable wider promotion of Roma music art.

Facts about the municipality of Shuto Orizari

Shuto Orizari is beginning to develop in late 1963, the beginning of 1964, with the settlement of the first inhabitants, mostly Roma. The name derives from the word "shit" which means infertility. With the gradual shaping of the settlement, the Municipality of Suto Orizari begins to gain the appearance of an urbanized suburban neighborhood.

Over time, the settlement acquires its own administrative and cultural institutions. In 1996, Shuto Orizari together with the two villages around him - Gorno and Dolno Orizari form an independent administrative unit - the municipality of Suto Orizari. The municipality of Shuto Orizari is the first municipality in the world with a majority Roma population.

The municipality of Shuto Orizari covers an area of ​​7.48 km² and has a population density of 2,780.75 inhabitants / km².

The general picture of the population in the municipality of Shuto Orizari, according to the census of the population, households and dwellings in the Republic of Macedonia. since 2002 is given in the tables below (according to unofficial data about 35,000 inhabitants). According to the data, 60.6% of the total population in the municipality is of Roma ethnicity or around 14.000 Roma.

However, with the reiteration that all this data should be taken with reserve since it has been a long period since the last official census.

Migration movements of the population show a trend of increase of the total population in the municipality of Shuto Orizari, and are shown in the following tables together with the age structure of the population (of which only 4.6% is above the age limit of 65 years, and differs significantly from the population in the City Skopje above the same age limit as 10.4%)

There are 2 elementary schools in the Municipality of Shuto Orizari. One of them is called "Brothers Ramiz and Hamid" where students, except students who study in Macedonian language and have a subject Roma language. The other school is "26 July" where it is taught in Albanian language. At the same time, there is a high school named "Shaip Yusuf"
In the municipality there is an outpatient clinic where almost all inhabitants of Suto Orizari are treated, but also from the nearby villages of Brazhd, Kučeviste, Pobožje

The mayor of the municipality from 2017 with a four-year mandate is Kurta Dudush from SDSM. The council of the municipality has 19 councilors out of which eight are from SDSM, seven from SRM, two from DUI, one.

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