Currently, about 20 percent of Roma students finish high school - said the Roma Education Fund manager to M1 TV magazine on Saturday.
Over a ten-year period this figure doubled. Also doubled are the number of Roma students that graduated from collage or university – this number jumped from 1% to 2% during a ten-year period said the fund manager.
The organization helps close to a thousand children under 6 years of age entering the education system by introducing them to various programs, and child development projects like study groups, and language courses.
Roma college and university students are supported - in addition to paying their tuition fees - with EUR 800 scholarship per year.
To boost the number of Roma students in higher education is a top priority because they can set an example to other disadvantaged young gypsies encouraging them to envision their future as useful members of society said Szira.
(MTI – magyarhirlap.hu – hungarianambiance.com)