While Roma Education Fund is still calling for applications, current Fund’s scholarships holders, activists of Roma national cultural autonomy in Samara, started promotional campaign called “Future depends on us”. During the campaign activists are planning to visit number of schools to show the importance of higher education by their own example and to tell Roma schoolchildren about the opportunities provided by Roma Education Fund.
Here are some first impressions shared by activists: “The first school on our list was School No. 34 in Samara. The meeting took place in a very warm and cosy small class environment. Because of the relaxing atmosphere of mutual trust and understanding schoolchildren could get answers to all their questions while participants tried to share as much experience as they could”.
Activists are planning to meet with Roma students from other schools in Samara and Samara region. Well done, guys! By the way, the number of scholarship applicants continues to grow each year which means that the number of educated Roma people is also on the rise.