„We live among them but they don’t know anything about us. In the schools they don’t learn about the origins of the Romani people, our professions, our traditions, our habits. Although it would be important for children in schools to have a look at who the Gypsies are, where they came from?”
Elemér Puporka and Roland Pallos (occasionally together with some other helpers) created a unique experience in the Deák Diák Elementary School in Budapest, by having the opportunity to give afternoon lessons for children under ten, about the history and the culture of Gypsies. During these lessons, the two Romani youth discuss about all this with Romani and non-Romani children together.
Many families take this opportunity, because the pupils like these lessons very much. They say that they can expres their thoughts, tell their experiences and share them with the others. The teachers are also willing to let ttheir lessons for this purpose, so that Gypsy and non-Gypsy children can explore the ways of living happily together and accept each-other.