As a member of the Cserehat Roma News Agency I experience the problems of the region day by day. People, families have lived here in deep poverty for long. However, the measures of the today's government have disappointed the poor.
All Souls' day
When an ambulance with the blast of the siren passes by, everyone starts thinking; 'Oh my God, maybe someone in my family is in that car?' How old can be the one, whose life they are struggling for? Maybe a child?' This is the way of life: to be born and to die.
Roma in Szuhogy want to become soldier
It is very difficult to find a honourable job in Szuhogy. Two young men realized that the military offers secure future.
The Independent Roma News Agency was established in September 2008. The trainings take place in the building of the Rom-Som Foundation in Tomor. Several persons, aged 15 to 50, have applied from the Cserehát region. They come from a number of villages, such as Szakácsi, Hegymeg, Tomor, Gadna, Alsóvadász and Ináncs. To our great surprise and delight, new applicants came to our previous training from Baktakék, Detek and Halmaj. Since the trainings are on regular basis, we expect further applicants from the region.
We are in Alsóvadász, five kilometres from Szikszó, which is one of the most disadvantaged Roma quarters. The poverty, the need, the hunger, the lack of possibilities have domination over the village. The majority of Roma people living here live on social allowance, and the education is extraordinary low: they completed at most the eight classes of the elementary school. There are people, who would like to work, but they can’t plan regarding the future.
During vacations we regularly go to fish Lake Telekesi from Szuhogy. (Starting from Szuhogy through the hill covered with forest we can reach Alsótelkes, and at the end of village, alongside the stock-yards of the Veres estate climb the hill, and on the other side of the hill bursts before our sight the gypsum-quarry, which is still with use, and the deep lake ahead.