Out of respect to the victims of the tragic event in Club Colectiv and to those who are these days fighting for life, we have decided to postpone The Hope Ball, which would have taken place this Saturday, on November 7, at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
Great Britain is the main supporter, and funder, for the child protection system reform programmes we have implemented in Romania over the last 17 years. As we speak, Hope and Homes for Children is working on the closure of 12 old-type institutions, making sure the 1,042 children placed here have the chance to enjoy family life, or a family-like environment. In the last year only, we have prevented the abandonment of close to 4,000 children.
A while ago, Vlad Dizmacsek, a good friend of Hope and Homes for Children Romania, proposed something that I thought impossible: “Let’s cook something fresh, natural, dainty, and tasty for about five of the young people you work with. And not spend more than 15 lei per person.” “Sure,” I said, thinking that 15 lei is the cost for the menu of the day in a mess hall. “As long as we can teach them something, it’s great.” I didn’t know back then that the experience we were about to have would be something truly great.
Hope and Homes for Children Romania is supporting, as a partner, the public debates related to the elaboration of a family law, a project initiated by Codrin Scutaru, former state secretary within the Ministry of Labour. In this context, HHC Romania, represented by Radu Tohatan, Operations Manager, participated on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015, at the first debate on this subject, which took place in the ALDE hall within Parliament Palace.
The Hope and Homes for Children Romania Foundation, in collaboration with AJOFM Maramures, organised, on July 28th, 2015, at the AJOFM Maramures headquarters, the Employment Fare. This event is an activity within the “Social Economy = Social Progress” project, co-financed by the Social European Fund through the “Development of Human Resources 2007-2013” Operational Programme, Priority Axis 6 “Promoting Social Inclusion”, Major Intervention Field 6.1 “Social Economy Development.'
Birthday parties and themed special events for the children in small family homes in Baia Mare. This is the newest project of Hope and Homes for Children Romania, called CLUB HOPE and initiated by our colleagues, Tery and Ghita Silaghi.
The programme of interesting visits and activities organised for the children supported by Hope and Homes for Children Romania continues, this time in our small family homes in Sighetu Marmatiei. Together with the children, we visited a few of the most important museums in the city, essential destinations for forming, educating, but also entertaining the children. This time we picked the Ethnographic Museum and the Natural Science Museum.