Supporting Neglected & Disadvantaged Children in Romania

school 2Over a year ago we started to work with very deprived children from poor and isolated communities. I am pleased to report that these children are making wonderful progress.

Before Open Hands involvement only very few children went to school – some did not have the necessary shoes or clothes. Others did not see any value in education – their parents cannot read or write, neither could their great grandparents. Hence many children and their families were stuck in a circle of generational poverty.

We really believe that we can break the poverty circle by educating children and their parents and by helping them to understand why school is so important. Over the past few months we have had some wonderful achievements:

miklosandlankiSome thousand years ago the old prophet wrote: ‘Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame. Many waters cannot quench love, nor rivers drown it.’ In a world like today where there is war, where children are fearful and hungry, where there is so much hate – love is our most effective tool. I firmly believe that the brightest kind of flame is love – our only hope of healing - because if we love one another we can overcome all the hurt and sadness of this world. Love is the essence of our work in Romania.

curca13Beautiful Romania. I was so glad to be back amongst the rolling hills, the soaring mountains, back in this beautiful country with its clash of cultures, where farmers on a horse and cart gathering in the harvest by hand also chatter on mobile phones.

 

trip1To celebrate the beginning of the new school year, our new member of staff Iulia, took the children together with their teachers on a day trip.

The children we support live very isolated lives in small, rural villages. Iulia wanted the children to experience something completely different, outside the usual village life. She also wanted to give the children the opportunity to socialise and make new friends.

Registered Charity Number 1136482

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Rosevine
Wellgreen Lane
Kingston/ Lewes
East Sussex ¦ BN7 3NS

phone: (0044) 7949766147

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Andrea van Hoven
Hagener Str. 29
49377 Vechta

phone: +49 4441 9518875

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

No.: 0040 740 239 964

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