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On March 8, women all over the world are being celebrated and honored. Unfortunately not so much among the gypsy women. Therefore, we decided this year to show all the gypsy women of Lazareni how precious and special they all are to God. A party where they were all invited served and celebrated made them feel loved, special and appreciated. Surprised by all the food, fun, crafts and laughter they wished the day would never end!
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
We’d like to thank our partners for making the Boots distribution possible. It makes a huge difference in the lives of the gypsy kids who would otherwise have to endure the harsh, damp and cold winter months.
The Afterschool Program has a very important role for the community. We have already seen the results of this project in the last few years but especially the past 12 months. We ere also glad to see that more and more children are enrolled in the program. Some of the children’s parents, who didn’t use to think that education was an important part of their child’s growth, have changed their perspective now and sometimes even assist them in the Afterschool classes. The children are assisted by qualified personnel to further deepen the knowledge acquired in school through additional exercises, group activities that stimulate their desire to learn and do their homework.
In 2017 we intend to improve our after school program, and to do that we gave the teachers some evaluation sheets. These questionnaires were very beneficial to keep a good record. The answers help us improve the program. Continue reading “The Afterschool Program is making a huge difference!”