Stand By Me

Romania

Even as a member of the European Union, Romania still suffers huge corruption and many families live in conditions that fall below the poverty line. A corrupt educational system has meant that a good education is unattainable for many children. Thousands of young adults are suffering the effects of growing up in desperately underfunded state orphanages, traumatised by the dirty conditions and undignified treatment.

2000

Cami saw the horrendous neglect of children in state orphanages and wanted to act. We helped her bring home and care for 4 baby girls who brought joy to our family

2001

The House of Hope was completed, allowing us to rescue and take care of another seven girls in need of a loving family

2005

We purchased a building in Dobrun with the intention of providing tutoring, food, medical care and fun for disadvantaged children in the local community

2006

The Denisa Day Care Centre building was extended and the community programme started. Since then, over 120 kids have benefitted from our care

2007

Teams from the UK began visiting the children’s home and care centre, providing holiday clubs, teaching, fun games, medical care and dental checkups

2014

Five of our girls at the House of Hope started High School and will graduate in 2016. Two of our girls are at a vocational school in the city

2015

Children from the care centre graduated from High School with great results. Some have continued onto further education, others have acquired jobs

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Just like many of our girls at the House of Hope Claudia was neglected as a baby. At risk of harm, she was taken by local authorities into a state orphanage. But life got worse as she suffered from inadequate care and appalling conditions at the institution.

Cami took her into the House of Hope, giving her loving care as her mum. Claudia and her sisters are healthy, strong and have overcome the psychological trauma of their younger years. They have flourished into confident young women and we couldn’t be more proud. Claudia studies hard and hopes to go to university when she graduates high school and we’ll support her every step of the way.

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Paul and his parents live in a two roomed house with no indoor bathroom and not enough money to buy basic food, let alone school resources. 

His parents try hard to find work, but as they are uneducated they can only work in summer, doing menial chores on other people’s land.

Since joining our Denisa Day Care Centre Paul’s grades have greatly improved and he is much healthier now he eats regular meals. The burden on his parents is reduced and they benefit from our family support and training. He loves learning new skills and playing with all his new friends at the centre. Today Paul has a much brighter future ahead of him.

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