Diana drawing on “Multumim” letter for Lavinia, Miro, Roxi, Octavian & Tomek (her mother wrote on it Tomex… sorry Tomek.. Tłomek…) and Dorota & Sebastian. One more time – thank you for your help! She will do the best from the gifts we (Victor and I) delivered to her 🙂
Things for Diana are already collected! Big thanks to Lavinia (for huge amount of school supplies), Roxi (for wonderful set of pens etc),Miro (I will get something more for Diana on the way to her), Dorota & Sebastian (with their help I got for Diana encyclopedia of Human body ,of Dinosaurs and of Astronomy and some color paper and paper to draw on it), Tomek & Octavian (who gave school supplies and very good books for Diana) and Victor who will share with me expenses of driving to deliver it all to Diana (more under link https://agaluczakowska.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/diana/ ) . Thank you guys for help! It will be delivered to her on Tuesday! 🙂
I did this photos for the assignment for The Other Hundred book… and I would like to get more out of it for Diana.
Cristina asked me at the beginning what Diana will have out of being on photographs published in this book. When I visited her I brought some pens, notebooks and sweets for Diana and her family. I would like to go there again in two weeks and bring more things for her.
Diana (age 11) lives with her family in Bogata. In romanian language, Bogata means “Rich”. Ironically, Diana’s family belongs to a poor Gypsy community and their income is less than 100 dollars per month. Her mother lost her job and her father is not allowed to work due to illness. His only income is the pension paid by the government. They all live in small two-room house. Diana is very passionate about school. They don’t even have a table at their home, so she draws and writes on her knees or sits down on the floor and holds her notebook on the bed. The girl is lucky that her parents understand the importance of education. They want a better life for her than what they have. Cristina is a very important person in this story. She is the person who told me about Diana. She is 26-year-old Gypsy girl from Giurgiu, a small town in southern Romania. Cristina not only managed to finish high school, which is quite a big success for a girl in a Gypsy community, but she also moved to Bucharest where she attends college and works as a social worker. She used to work as school mediator for NGOs, motivating parents, and helping disadvantaged kids. Diana and Cristina’s paths crossed with the help of Cristina’s friend who knew about the bad situation of Diana’s family and Diana’s passion for learning. Cristina not only helps to get necessary items for Diana but she is also the perfect example to follow for Diana.