Carmen Tanase, is the young lady in the picture and the information below. At this time June 2017, we have an update
from Carmen. Here is a note from Carmen to the couple that sponsored her when she lived in the gypsy village.
I was writing some reports this morning, I suddenly recalled my past and thought about you. I do not know if this email
will reach you, but I would like to update you about my situation and to thank you once again that you helped me and gave
me the chance to have a work place that I wasn't even thinking I will get in my life. Without your help I would not
be able to write you now in English and to pursue two Masters.
In 2015 I graduated my second Master
in Public Policy at the Central European University, since then I have been doing voluntary work and internships in several
international organizations on Roma policies.
Currently, I am employed from October 2016, in a European
organization that deals with Roma policies at European level and collaborates with European Commission and European Parliament
in Brussels, Belgium.
Even though I am far from my community and work more in bureaucracy, I did
not lose the contact with my roots. Through my work I am influencing the national polices to end the Roma discrimination,
school segregation and insert Roma on the labor market. It is a very slow process but seems in some areas has a positive
impact. The situation of Roma children who are trapped in the circle of poverty is still high but I do know that God
is there to take care."
Lives are being changed through Mission T o Serve and we thank all our sponsors
for being our partner in the Lord's work. Read Carmen's story below to see how her life has changed.
Below is a letter written by Carmen Tanase when she lived in a gypsy village before she
went on to college. In the letter she discribes the everyday life of the gypsy girls.