I just wanted to share with you a great story that brought me a lot of joy.
Recently, we had to make a list with children that will be in the public school this fall. Only the children that are 6 years old until September can go to school by the state laws. In my kindergarten class I have a girl that will be 6 only in October, so they wouldn’t allow her to school. I felt very bad because I knew this girl is very smart and perfectly able to follow school. So, Alina and I found out that if the child is psychologically evaluated and she passes that evaluation test they (the school) can subscribe her in a class at school, although she does not have the right age. Continue reading “Success Story!”→
There is nothing more exciting as a kid than counting the days till your summer holiday. Well, this time around the waiting and counting was even more special for 60 kids from the gypsy community in Lazareni. The 60 that have been picked out to go to the Zoo in the big city were the ones that attended school regularly and it was our way of rewarding their efforts.
To say they were excited it would be an understatement! Most of the have never been to the Zoo and had really no idea what zoo was, but as long as it involved renting a bus and taking them to the city they were all ready for it. Must see the photos bellow! Continue reading “We are going to the ZOO!!!”→
April 2014 DIAPERS DISTRIBUTION Receiving a few diapers for your little one may not be a big deal where you or I come from. However in a village where they have never had drinking or running water they are viewed as luxury items! We were able to bring joy to many families by distributing over 800 diapers. You could through your donation or gift continue to bring help and hope to this wonderful people! These are just some of the gypsy parents that walked away happy carrying their treasured gifts.
As the number of kids attending school is constantly growing so are our needs. So we’re constantly looking for ways to support the kids and encourage them to go to and stay in school. As Easter is approaching our 1st – 4th graders got busy making bunnies out of clay and then pain them nicely in order to sell them and use the money for school supplies. We are really impressed with their efforts!
Last week through donations made by wonderful people thousands of miles away we were able to distribute poultry to all 395 people part of the gypsy community in Lazareni. We were blessed to see the gratitude expressed in so may ways and words!
Please join us in our effort to make this dream come true!
We have been holding classes and courses in the very old dirt-brick little huts on our property for quite some time. They have been fine so far because of us fixing them but now unfortunately due to their age and have become a liability.
Our church from Oradea decided once again to celebrate Christmas in a very unique fashion. We organized a Christmas celebration for the over a hundred kids involved in our programs in the big hall the mayor provided for us out in the gypsy village. We had an awesome time of caroling, puppet shows and tons of laughter. Did I mention over a thousand cabbage rolls to feed the crowds? Some delicious traditional cake was added to the menu as well as the “can never have too many” oranges. Those attending admitted that this is probably one of the best Christmas seasons they’d had.