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The other side of Roma stories: Nerma Sejdić

The youngest of three sisters, Nerma Sejdic, was born in 2005. She is currently attending the Business and Commercial High School. She remembers primary school education by beautiful events, but she is sorry that her success did not allow her to enroll in the school she really wanted.

“I’m currently going to high school for a trader, but that’s not what I wanted to enroll in. I tried, but I didn’t study well. I wanted to go to medical school, but it took a much higher grade point average than the one in my booklet. I plan to enroll in medical high school when I finish this one. My dream is to work as a nurse in Germany, and if I could, I would enroll in medical school. ”

Nerma speaks English and German. Although she loves her city, she does not see her future here. The reason for that lies in the problems that are deeply rooted in our country, she says.

“I grew up in Dobrinja, so all my memories are connected to that part of the city. The old town is the most beautiful part of Sarajevo. I spent days there with friends on walks, and outings and most of my friends live in that part of the city. I have not encountered discrimination, so I do not like to talk about it. I simply do not feel different from my friends, nor do they view me as different. I had a nice childhood but as much as I loved Sarajevo, I plan to leave here. I don’t think Bosnia and Herzegovina will give me the opportunities I will certainly encounter in Germany. “

Nerma’s advice

“You should not be ashamed of your Roma nationality or hide it. All people are of flesh and blood, we are all the same. You are no less valuable. Be confident because it will show that you are strong. Go boldly towards your goal. ”