Journey Stories

77: What it’s really like to grow up in institutional care

Episode Summary

Michal Ďorď (32) comes from a Roma family and spent the first 18 years of his life in institutional care facilities. Today, Michal is co-founder of an NGO that seeks to improve the situation of children in institutional care. In this interview, he talks about the horrid conditions of children’s homes in the Czech Republic and how these institutions are yet another instrument that fosters discrimination and marginalization of Romani people.

Episode Notes

Michal Ďorď (32) comes from a Roma family and spent the first 18 years of his life in institutional care facilities. Today, Michal is co-founder of an NGO that seeks to improve the situation of children in institutional care. In this interview, he talks about the horrid conditions of children’s homes in the Czech Republic and how these institutions are yet another instrument that fosters discrimination and marginalization of Romani people.

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