The Afterschool Program is making a huge difference!

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!”

Finally clean and pure water

After countless years of drinking and using dirty and contaminated water the time has come for the gypsy people from Lazareni to finally have pure water.

Our friends and partners Larry Farewell and Pacific Christian Center have made this miracle possible by buying 300 sawyer filters for all gypsy families.

The feedback has been an explosion of joy and gratitude!

The “shoe that grows” and “dress a girl” made possible by Hope 4 Kids!

The Hope 4 Kids team visited us again this year and as always it brought a lot of joy and hope to the gypsy children from Lazareni.

Through “the shoe that grows” and “dress a girl” projects, they were able to bless over a hundred children that could not otherwise afford these precious items.

We ended the day with a joyous party that involved two of the kids’ most favorite: pizza and ice cream.

For some their wildest dreams do come true!

In June at the end of the school year we were able with the help and generosity of King’s Church from Bolton UK to give out 16 bikes to our best students. They qualified for what they thought would be the most desirable prize. Trying to describe their joy would be close to impossible, so we better let the pictures speak.

After School Project

Please take a moment to view this incredible video that shows the impact our After School program has in the gypsy community of Lazareni.

Project Overview
To provide an after school program to help educate Roma Gypsy children between the age’s of 7 – 14 years old, giving them the opportunity to access extra support to help them meet their state school targets and educational requirements. The aim for this project is to provide 60 children with the opportunity to access 3 x 2 hour programs each week that will cover 9 different subjects, in alignment with their state education curriculum. Whilst the children attend these extra classes a meal will also be provided for them. The children whom this project is targeted towards come from a Roma Gypsy village in Lazareni. The project would run for 8 out of 12 months and look to give extra tutorials and incentives to each child, supporting each one of them to achieve their full potential in their education. The overall aim is to educate 60 children with 6 hours of extra tuition per week, 8 months of the year, providing them with 3 healthy meals per week.

Peaceful Nights Campaign

We’d like to give all our friends, supporters and readers a chance to get involved in the “Peaceful Nights Campaign”.

We plan on making 50 baby cribs for the kids two and under in the gypsy village. Some of these kids have been bitten by rats at night as they had to sleep on the floor or have fallen of the bed they were sharing with their brothers and sisters or parents.

Many of our kindergarten and school kids complain that they can’t get much sleep at night because of the small siblings they share a bed with.

Just recently the mayor’s office contacted us to ask for our help as the Child Protection Agency have threatened take away all babies that have no suitable sleeping conditions.

Help us make the nights less frightening and more pleasant for these kids by donating $50 toward making of one crib so we can give them as a gift! Because of low or no income most families can’t afford to buy these cribs.

The beds will be made by our gypsy apprentices at no profit.

Feel free to use our Wood Workshop Tab under the Donate Page, or General Donation Tab.

 

Thank You!

Dignity Project

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Project Overview
To provide females who have a menstrual cycle with a pack of sanitary products each month of the year. The women that this project is directed towards, come from a Roma Gypsy village in Lazareni.  Currently there are about 100 females within this Community that require the support of this project. The aim of providing a pack of sanitary tampons for each woman each month of the year, means providing 1,200 packs each year.  We are partnering with the Proton Foundation to make this possible.

Project Details
The objectives of the project are:

  1. To provide one pack of tampon sanitary products each month to 100 females, who live in the Roma Gypsy Community in Lazareni which equates to 1,200 packs annually.
  2. To decrease the risk of contamination within the community caused by lack of water and basic hygiene facilities.
  3. To give the females back their dignity to enable them to continue with their daily routine, ensuring community inclusion at all times.

Each pack of tampons will be distributed to the females on a monthly basis from the Caleb Foundation’s property.

Click our Donate button to restore dignity to one of these beautiful ladies by donating today.