Supporting Neglected & Disadvantaged Children in Romania

blogThis is eight-year-old Denisa. She lives in a small room with her mother and elderly grandmother. Both her mother and grandmother suffer from serious health problems. The family lives in a very rural community where it is not always easy to make ends meet. They keep chicken, ducks and pigs as a means of survival.

blogPlease read below our latest feature in the Ashdown Forest Living magazine:

The Colours of the Rainbow - by Rebekka Maughan & Simone Wellbrock

Charlie Chaplin once said: “You will never find a rainbow if you are looking down”. Chaplin’s words show us the importance of hope. But what does hope really mean for the poorest of Romania’s society?

regenThis spring Open Hands will open 'The Rainbow House', an education center for impoverished and neglected children in Romania.

Poverty can be grey and hopeless. We chose the name Rainbow House because we want this house to be a sign of hope. We want the colours of the rainbow to brighten children’s lives. The Rainbow House will be a safe haven for traumatised and neglected children, a warm and healthy learning environment for children between 0-16 years. Children will be able to play and receive support with their school work here. We are looking forward to starting our first group in April.

We are currently in need of toys and educational materials for the Rainbow House. If you would like to support this project please click here to view our Amazon Wish List or make a secure donation on our website.

blogOver the years we have come in contact with some very inspiring people. One of them is Ana-Maria, a social worker who works for the local authority in Gheorgheni/Romania. As a charity it is very good to work in partnership with social workers from local authorities because together we can have a stronger, more positive impact on the children we support. Ana-Maria is a special person because she has devoted herself to others in her social work for over 20 years.

Registered Charity Number 1136482


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English Office

Wellgreen Lane
Kingston/ Lewes
East Sussex ¦ BN7 3NS

phone: (0044) 7949766147

German Office

Open Hands
Andrea van Hoven
Hagener Str. 29
49377 Vechta

phone: +49 4441 9518875

Romanian Office

Suceava City
Zamca district ¦ No 5 Octav Bancila Street
29th block ¦ Staircase A ¦ Flat no.: 2

No.: 0040 740 239 964

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