“I want to go to school and get an education. I want to have a better life.”

 

 

guta-lajos-pictureMy name is Guta and I am a gypsy from Tonciu. Tonciu is a village in Mures County in Romania.

We are many romani here, it is a village only with Roma people.

I don’t have a job as most people who live here do so basically I live out of what the state is giving me which is not that much, I need more money.

I barely went to school so I can’t really read or write.

I would like now to go to school and get an education. I have heard about this program `Second Chance´, where you can get a degree even at a later stage in your life, I want that for myself.

I really don’t understand what discrimination means but when I go to town in Targu Mures and I have to solve a problem there with Romanians I always solve it, so they help me.

If I go to the doctor they help me, if I go to City Hall or anywhere else they help me.

I am proud to be a gypsy as all other gypsies. We are proud people. I am Hungarian but I speak Romanian as well because I live in Romania.

I want more for my people from the Romanian government. I want to have a better life.”

 

Copyright: © 2016 | International Organization for Migration, “I am a migrant” campaign

Webpage title: “I want to go to school and get an education. I want to have a better life.”.

Link: http://iamamigrant.org/stories/romania/guta

Retrieved on: 10/01/2017

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