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The "Elijah" project was set up in 2012 in Hosman, near Sibiu in Romania. This initiative of Georg Sporschil SJ and Ruth Zenkerth is now a concrete reality in more than 6 villages, with Hosman as its administrative center.

"It is really great to see people change" emphasizes Fr Claudiu Miklós SJ, the delegate for young people and vocation promoter at Manresa Centre in Cluj, who has set up in 2012 the Easter Mission together with a small group of people. The theme for this year was "love and serve". "Before 2002, the poor people of the villages did not have employment opportunities and the children were not accepted in the school because they were Gypsies. For 15 years now they have been given the opportunity to work thanks to the Elijah association". Children are given support during their scholastic year and are also being educated through music. "Gypsies are really talented and have the best music teachers".

There are 250 children from 4 to 18 years attending the school of music for free. The instruments that are taught are the violin, saxophone, harmonica, trumpet, clarinet, piano and percussion. "We learn from them to look at the positive side of their lives and ours." Georg Sporschil and Ruth Zenkert live together with a small group of children abandoned by their parents.

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