Last week Firm Foundations Romania embarked on a new experiment for our Roma preschool aged Kids Club children. Making homemade pizza! These Roma kids had heard of the word pizza; however, they had no actual concept of dough covered with tomato sauce and cheese baked in the oven. This is most likely because the Roma people do not have ovens rather “sobas” which are filled with fire wood to create a stove top to cook soups and fry potatoes.
The kids were very excited when they came to the program that day. The joy of rolling out their own dough and adding their own toppings, then tasting this new form of food, was an excitement to watch.
I was thinking how privileged other children are in the world and how kids can easily order a large pizza with a press of a button on their phones. We in the western world have taken life for granted because we have access to basically anything and everything. The kids in our program are discovering the little joys in the simple every day things. Wouldn’t it be great if we could go about our days like this too?
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Sarah Vienna / President of Firm Foundations Romania