The Activity of Catharsis Association in 2013


January 4th 2013
We signed a partnership with Stindardul Geto – Dacic Parma Association, Italy, which gave smiles and hope for tomorrow for all children and young people in difficulty.

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January 17th 2013
Catharsis Association Braşov celebrates 17 years of activity on January 17th 2013
The event took place at „Rază de lumină” day-care facility Braşov before guests – representatives of all categories of beneficiaries, founding members, partners and sponsors, volunteers, local mass-media. Galerie foto

The 18th of February 2013
Workshop with Mario Bihari, blind musician from Czech, composer and photographer, and his band, Bachtale Apsa, with blind children from the Day Center for blind children, Braşov.

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April 4, 2013 - The Romanian Parliament
Public debate on the subject: Children's rights are Law!

Parliamentary level meeting was organized by the Association of Braşov Catharsis with the  Judiciary Committee of appointments, discipline, immunities and validations of the Romanian Senate.
Participants in the debate: 33 NGOs, two minors and two young victims of adoption law in force, foster parents, families that are waiting to adopt for several years, senators, deputies, state secretaries from relevant ministries,
parliamentary counselors from the specialized committees of both the Houses of Parliament.All of them supported the project made by Catharsis Association Brasov regarding the changing of adoption law in force.

Topics that were discussed:

  1. The repeal of the Adoption Law in force because:
  • makes impossible the adoption of Romani children or those with disabilities or over the age of five years who don’t have national homing;
  • discriminates Romanian and foreign families that have their usual residence in the signatory states of the Hague Convention;
  • Law no. 273/2004 on the legal status of adoption,as amended and republished in November 2009 and April 2012, violates 15 articles of the Romanian Constitution and  the Hague Convention concerning the

protection of children and cooperation in the area of international adoption and ignores the UN Convention regarding the rights of children.

  1. Improvements made by the project:
  • provides a simple, clear, concise and transparent law complying the Hague Convention and ensures the early satisfaction in terms of needs of the children who are permanently deprived of parental care;
  • ensures after abandonment the immediately integration of the newborn child directly into the potential adoptive family;
  • the consent of adoption would be given before the court by the natural parents of the abandoned child;
  • the certificate attesting the right of a family or a person to adopt children will be valid until the adoption process;
  • international adoption as an alternative to domestic adoption of the children who don’t have national homing by the age of one year;
  • empowering the Commission for Child Protection to take the final decision on the child’s adoption , if his relatives up to the fourth degree weren’t concerned about him on a period of six weeks after its abandonment in hospital as well as for the  institutionalized children who weren’t visited by relatives up to the fourth degree in the last six months of abandonment;
  • the development of public and private partnerships between Public social services and the
    authorized NGOs, complying the Hague Convention.

 

Senator Sebastian Grapă, who made ​​possible this public debate in the Romanian Senate, said at the end of the debate, that he wants a law which can solve promptly the  abandoned child's needs.



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May 10th, 2013 – a decisive Day for the future of orphans, in Braşov!

"Adoption is the only solution!"

Present at the last meeting of NGO’s fighting for more than five years to change the Law of adoption in force, senators, members of Parliament and parliamentary experts have started the promotion of the Project in order to chenge the law on adoption.

Sebastian Grapă, Senator of the NLP, pledged that he would submit in the upcoming days the Project to the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Protection, at the Romanian Office for Adoptions, and both Houses of Parliament.

In turn, Maria Grecea deputy of the DDPP, Onesia Babeş, Marcela Monica Stoica and Cătălin Szalad, parliamentary experts, have promised that they will lobby within the Specialist Commissions they represent.

The poresent NGO’s representatives, Maria Gavriliu – The Abandoned Children Foundation from Braşov, Cati Guguianu – The Merciful Samaritan Association from Braşov, Luminiţa Micliuc – The Kiwi House of Joy Foundation from Tg. Mureş, Viorel Gaga – The LOC Foundation from Tg. Mureş, have highlighted the need to urgently change the Law of adoption in force, whereas children that their organizations grew for years with funds coming from abroad, have no access to national adoption due to ethnicity, age, state of health.

The need to change the Law of adoption in force, as soon as possible, was highlighted by Jon Gibson, american citizen, Maja Scheytt, german citizen, President of The Merciful Samaritan Association from Braşov, attending the debate.

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The 1st October 2013
We want a Romania without orphans!
Public debate – Romanian Senate
The following were present:
- Senators, Councilers and Pariamentary Experts from the Judicial Committee for namings, discipline, imunity and validations, The Committee for Work, Family and Social Protection and The Human Rights Committee – Chamber of Deputees;
- Reprezentatives of the Minister of Work, Family and Social Protection;
- Youth from America, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, who were adopted from Romania, accompanied by one of the adoptive parents;
- Reprezentatives of American NGOs: Nobody’s Children Foundation from California, Hearts Across Romania Foundation from Dallas;
- Reprezentatives of Italian NGOs: Amici dell’ Adozione Ferrara, Europa L’ Aquila, Un Mondo Sereno Milano, Donne Romene în Italia, Roma, România-Lombardia Milano, Stindardul Geto-Dacic Parma;
- Reprezentatives of Romanian NGOs: the Baptist Church Biruinţa Timişoara, Catharsis Braşov; Samariteanul Milos Braşov, Save the Children Bucureşti;
- Reprezentatives – the Embassy of the German Federal Republic in Bucharest; - Mass-media: Antena 3, Mix2 Brasov, TVS Brasov.

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the 26th of April 2013
"The sun from your heart" - painting class for blind children- with artist Dan Brad, at the Day Center for blind children Brasov.
The Romanian flag – the first lesson

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the 30th of April 2013
Painting eggs for Easter – the second lesson

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the 24 th of May 2013

"The sun from your heart" - painting class for blind children- with artist Dan Brad, at the Day Center for blind children Brasov – the third lesson.

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The 31th of June 2013

"The emotion of unseen painting" – National premiere in Brasov:
The Exhibition was made by the blind children from the "Ray of light" Day Center Brasov, with the painter Dan Brad.
The exhibition, dedicated to the International Children's Day, was hosted by the Prefecture Brasov between 1-15 June 2013, and it is the most precious gift for the children. The visitors appreciated the exhibition as they wanted to buy the paintings.

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the 25 th of June 2013

"The sun from your heart" - painting class for blind children- with artist Dan Brad, at the Day Center for blind children Brasov – the fourth lesson.



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the 19 th of July 2013

"The sun from your heart" - painting class for blind children- with artist Dan Brad, at the Day Center for blind children Brasov – the fifth lesson - "The eyes of palms".



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The 26th of September 2013
"Geometrical shapes"- the sixth lesson of the Painting Class "The Sun from your heart" - at the “Ray of light” day Center in Braşov.

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The 14th of October 2013 "Autumn Flowers" - the seventh lesson of the Painting Class "The Sun from your heart" - at the “Ray of light” day Center in Braşov.

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The 8th of November 2013

"Soul on canvas" - the eighth lesson of the Painting Class "The Sun from your heart" - at the “Ray of light” day Center in Braşov.

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Moş Nicolae, protectorul copiilor, dăruieşte

6 Decembrie 2013 – Asociaţia Catharsis Braşov

  • Sponsor:
    • Fundaţia Octavian Eugen Sassu – Ducşoara, Braşov



Bucuria Crăciunului

21 Decembrie 2013 – Asociaţia Catharsis Braşov

  • Beneficiari:
    • 80 de copii proveniţi din familii în dificultate;
    • 30 de tineri dezinstituţionalizaţi,
  • Sponsori:
    • S.C. CAMPACK S.R.L. Braşov
    • STICK SERV SRL Braşov



"Bradul"

30 Ianuarie 2014 – Centrul de zi Rază de lumină Braşov

Cerc de pictură, tema: "Ochii palmelor"
  • Sponsori:
    • Iris Gross, Israel
    • Compania Schaeffler Romania
    • Fundaţia Vodafone România



"Culorile dragostei"

16 Februarie 2014 – Centrul de zi Rază de lumină Braşov

Cerc de pictură, tema: "Culorile dragostei"
  • Sponsori:
    • Iris Gross, Israel
    • Fundaţia Vodafone România



"Simfonia culorilor nevăzute"–

expoziţie judeţeană cu picturi realizate de copiii cu deficienţe de vedere.

20 Februarie 2014 – Biblioteca Judeţeană Braşov
  • Parteneri:
    • Centrul de zi Rază de lumină Braşov
    • Biblioteca Judeţeană Braşov
    • Pictorul Dan Brad
  • Sponsori:
    • Compania Schaeffler România
    • Fundaţia Vodafone România



"Bucuria Primăverii"

3 Aprilie 2014 – Centrul de zi Rază de lumină Braşov

Cerc de pictură, tema: "Bucuria Primăverii"
  • Sponsori:
    • Iris Gross, Israel
    • Compania Schaeffler Romania
    • Fundaţia Vodafone România


 
 

Catharsis - 20 de ani

 

Programs and Projects developed

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Ongoing projects - 2014