High on emotions…

We have to say, it`s not easy to choose what to write about because we are filled with emotions.

Our next trip was around 80 km south-east of Bucharest to the little village of Chiselet. They have the same project with the summer school here as we saw yesterday. This project is inviting 20 children for the summer and the participants change every year that is a guarantee that more and more children can have the access to these basics.

We had the pleasure to see a small theatre piece played by the children and some teachers about the Roma history and culture. There are two types of Roma people, one is travelling around and live in caravans and the others are living in houses and live from handwork, mostly producing wooden and metal articles. The Roma language has 27 different dialects.

Roma dance in traditional tract - by Ines Studtmann
Roma dance in traditional tract – by Ines Studtmann
Little girl in chariot -by Ildiko Valko
Little girl in chariot -by Ildiko Valko

The children were very open and started to take our cameras and pulling our hands  and holding us which was a nice impression at the first moment, but it felt also somehow strange…as we got it explained later, our feelings were right and this behaviour is typical for vulnerable children. It is putting them to danger because they are ready to hug anybody or go with anybody.

Cristina is translating the worlds to this little girl - by Julien Thierry
Cristina is translating the worlds to this little girl – by Julien Thierry
Lot of Roma children have beautiful eyes -by Julien Thierry
Lot of Roma children have beautiful eyes -by Julien Thierry
Moment of tenderness with Wendy from Hong Kong - by Julien Thierry
Moment of tenderness with Wendy from Hong Kong – by Julien Thierry

We brought three girls home after school and visited their home. They live with their father because the mother left with the biggest daughter 2 years ago. The father was an alcoholic before and the project convinced him to stop drinking for the sake of the girls and until now he is sober.

Father with the three girls - by Ines Studtmann
Father with the three girls – by Ines Studtmann

We would like to tell you a nice story from when we visited this family. They got some cookies from our colleagues and instead of eating them all alone, they shared it with a neighbour boy. Perhaps it will take a long time until they will get cookies again but it still didn`t make them doubt about sharing. They even offered more than one piece to him.

It was a touching moment: kids who have nothing are so open and still want to share.

We are really curious for the experiences waiting for us tomorrow.

English
    Ildiko Valko