Reducing school drop-out rates and preventing family abandonment
general interest program (1996 - 2011)
Offering moral and financial support to families confronted with critical situations in order to prevent the estrangement of the children.
offering moral and financial support by acquiring 10 housing units, fully quipped with electrical appliances, furniture, carpets, curtains, and linen;
paying the debt incurred by 77 families after years of failing to pay taxes and rent;
donations that included:
pieces of furniture (77);
central heating equipment (29);
color TVs (39);
kitchen appliances (23);
school backpacks (500);
school supplies for 1075 pupils and students;
prams (144), of which 13 accommodated twins;
medical bikes (9);
food, clothing, shoes, vitamins, and personal hygiene products;
identifying work opportunities in-country and abroad (117) Galerie foto
Preventing the abandonment of children with disabilities or terminal illnesses
Urgent actions meant to alleviate the consequences of critical situations, including financial support for transportation costs, hospitals overnight stays, medical check-ups and surgical interventions;
Intricate medical and laboratory tests, and neuro-psychiatric evaluations for 279 children;
Ophthalmologic surgical interventions for glaucoma, squint, and various other transplants for 171 children;
Prostheses for 40 medical cases, 22 of which were performed in Romanian clinical centers: Brasov (6), Bucharest (10), Cluj-Napoca (3), Tirgu Mures (3); the remaining 18 at clinical centers abroad: England (1), Belgium (1), France (1), Germany (1), Italy (11), Israel (1), and Hungary (2).
Preventing pre- and post-birth abandonment in the case of women with unwanted pregnancies
Psychological counseling, moral and financial support, paying for food and housing, monitoring the pregnancy, maintaining the bond with the natural family, continuing education.
49 unwanted children were born, baptized and integrated together with their mothers into their natural families or in private foster homes (such as 'Casa Emanuel' in Codlea, 'Casa Zorilor' in Halchiu).
'Il Conventino" Association in Bergamo, Italy
American foundations 'Hope Cottage' and 'Hearts Across Romania,' both from Dallas, TX
Offices of Notary Public Viorel Tudorache, Elena Batranu, Emil Dragusin
Metabras Brasov, Transylvania Investments Brasov
Throughout the years, our American and Italian partners identified generous families that were financially and emotionally available to provide distance support to impoverished families and children. These operations unfolded under the aegis of the International Program for Solidarity "Distance Adoption," which targeted all poorly developed countries.
A special relationship of friendship and gratitude evolved between the Brasov children who benefited from the program and their supporting foreign families. They have been exchanging letters and thank you notes, as well as pictures taken during Romanian religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas.
More than 2700 children benefited from this Distance Adoption program.
The program is on-going.