5 results for month: 02/2015


Between family and passion by Alina Florina Ioniţă

Maybe I wasn’t the most reserved child in the world. I wouldn’t like to blame even my parents or grandparents, but who threatens his children with „if you don’t behave well I will give you to gypsies”, should think about the impact which they create. I was only a blond little girl, curious, rooted by the fears and reticence of the grandparents. My first experience in a gypsy community was after the model „Overcome fear!” On the pasture land in front of my grandparents’ yard every year a gypsy camp arrived. With their arrival, my contact with the outside world was finished. My family was afraid that their fair girl would get dirty or ...

A mother for more by Corina Nitescu

A woman of 50 years old changes the life of some children from an after-school. In a modest flat from Bucharest from Ferentari area, Militaru family speaks about what kind of role education has in a child’s life. The conclusions are alike: „Without education you are not seen well anywhere” and „you don’t do anything without education”, says the mother Maria Militaru, Educator of the Club of Alternative Education from within the organisation ‘’Policy Centre for Roma and Minorities’’. The children learn this through small examples, which are accessible for them and which are more motivating for them than the old saying „Know...

Etiquettes by Ana Maria Costache

A student of gypsy ethny learns to bear her identity After I told her that I would like to take her an interview, Georgiana prepared thoroughly with notes. She turns on her tablet with her forefinger easily trembling and I foresee the first lines: My name is Georgiana C*, I am 23 years old, I am a Bachelor in Journalism at the University from Bucharest and I am of gypsy ethny. You probably already labelled me, but I am asking you to read more than that. Up to the age of 14, Georgiana wondered many times for she why her father is darker skinned than her, but she never confronted him, and he avoided the subject, even sometimes refused to visit ...

These children will learn how to fly by Simona Roxana Poclid

In the press from Iasi it is written in bold letters and sarcastically the title: „The library shared with the gypsies from Păcurari on ‚’’manele’’ rhythm”. The only rhythms of the building from the Main Road Păcurari, number 29 are of poverty and incapacity. In the ex-subsidiary ,,Garabet Ibrăileanu”, a building with bars at the windows, the plaster of the walls fallen down and holes in the ceiling, without drinking water and central heating, live 19 people in a fight for adaptation to the world beyond the pieces of fence standing upright. As the space could not be considered a library anymore became the home of some ...

The Iron Road by Mihaela Balica

About the equality from the starting line and the obstacles which make you who you are at the end of the race. Saturday at noon. The sun burns unusually strong for the mid of September. Maybe it’s only the sensation created by the hot land which raises dust with every step. The road named by Craiova’s people “on the channel”, found at the outskirts of Craiova, and reminds us about the dusty narrow streets of any village. Sometime, here it spread a Deep channel of 10 meters. Today, it is only a road of approximately 2 kilometres length, enclosed by the gypsies’ houses who live in this part of the city. The majority from here deal with ...