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Apostolul Pavel

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These faces are the future of Romania. Roma children who deserves a chance at life, and the only way to give them this chance is through education, mentorship, and hope. With over 85% of the Roma population being illiterate and more than half who do not attend school it is so vital for educational programs to be implemented and for Romanians to join these programs to  volunteer. Firm Foundations Romania’s After School Learning Center is bursting its seems with children wanting to attend our program to learn the basics of Reading, writing, and arithmetic, and we need more Romanians involvement to assist us to be able to reach more children.

“It makes a difference when a child learns how to read and write. It makes a difference when they understand that they can have the opportunity to go to high school or even further. It makes a difference when a child learns even how to play and interact with other kids or adults, learns how to speak politely, learns how to share what he has and say thank you. Most of all, it makes a difference when someone as little as six years old understands that God loves him abundantly and He has a plan with his or her life,” stated by Mada Ivan, the project manager of Firm Foundations Romania’s After School Program in Budila.

One boy from the 2nd grade suffers from epilepsy and neurological problems. His mother says that he is so happy all the time when he comes home after the program. He doesn’t have the capacity to learn much, but when it’s time for singing his joy and enthusiasm is contagious. A boy named George who does not know how to read and write. Our project manager gave him puzzles for the last 20 minutes of class, however he insisted that he wanted to keep writing words to learn better. “I only wish I could multiply myself 20 times so that I can give full attention to each of these kids for they are beautiful,” states Mada, one of our teachers.

Yes, that is exactly what our project needs: Twenty more volunteers to assist making a difference in a Roma’s child’s life. Volunteering not only makes a difference in the child’s life you are reaching out to, it makes even a bigger difference in your own life. Please consider joining in with our efforts to make a difference through donating your time to reach out to someone who is craving your attention.

Sarah Vienna Berchtold/ President of Firm Foundations Romania

For more information regarding volunteering or donating towards our projects please go to our website at www.firmfoundationsromania.com or feel free to contact me at  Această adresă de email este protejată contra spambots. Trebuie să activați JavaScript pentru a o vedea. Multumesc!

President/Firm Foundations Romania

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