Roma 89 – 25 years after the revolution

What did November 1989 bring to Slovak Roma? How do they remember socio-economic transformation and how have their lives changed? Watch a few short documentaries produced by EduRoma.

20. 11. 2014

Ingrid Kosová, Founder of the association Quo Vadis
“Today, there are schools where Roma parents aren’t allowed to enter – they have to wait for their children outside, and even that is not enough, they have to maintain a certain distance from the school. Or that there are segregated classes. This all would simply not have happened before.”

František Godla, former Director of the high school in Sabinov
“There were both the Roma and non-Roma working at that construction site. Those people were getting to know each other; they were building a relationship between one another. And then, say, Jano realized that Dežo wasn’t such a bad bloke. Today, it is the other way around. Today, Jano sees Dežo as a man that endangers him. And of course, Dežo sees Jano in a similar way.”

Vlado Rafael, eduRoma
“I don’t believe that Slovakia is a racist country. I think that there is a large number of smart and normal people, and a large number of people that can be persuaded.”

Edu Roma

Edu Roma

is an educational non-governmental organization established in 2012 to promote change in schools and in the education system in Slovakia, which would lead to the gradual elimination of all forms of discrimination, especially segregation of Roma pupils and result in a daily application of inclusive education for all groups of children.