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The other side of Roma stories: Adelisa Tahirović

Adelisa lives in Sarajevo. She is 16 years old and goes to the High School of Agriculture, Food, Veterinary and Service Activities, and she has golden hands for the craft – she wants to be a baker. She enjoys, as she says, making cakes and pastries, so her practice at school is not difficult. She says that through school she learned what friendship is, she has real friends, and her family is her greatest motivation for learning.

“I love my family very much, we cherish the customs and they are my biggest support.”

About school and her hometown

Adelisa speaks German and English. He attends German as a regular subject. He still sees his future in his hometown.

“I love Sarajevo, there are my friends, family, I feel safe there. I’ve never lived in other places, so I’m not even sure if I would like it. “

Over coffee, she told us that she likes trends, she always tries to be informed, she is not very interested in politics, and she enjoys listening to music. Adelisa is always ready to joke, she is a loyal friend and she is very friendly. Still, she maintained modesty; as a student with good grades, she does not brag but thinks she can always do better. When he finishes three grades of high school, he will enroll in the fourth.

“I would like to study, I would continue to go to the Faculty of Agriculture and Food. I haven’t decided yet which department is for me but I think I have enough time to think.“

Adelisa has been receiving a scholarship for schooling and good grades from the Association “Education Builds BiH” for years. When she finishes her education, she wants to get a job, and one day she might open her own bakery.

Adelisa’s advice

She tells her peers that education is important, and the path to a better future.

“I want to tell them that they should following their dreams and that they need to be educated so that they can make a better life for themselves.”