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.