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.
After doing some research we have concluded that using two modular buildings would be the best and the most cost effective way to have a new building in place by September when new school year starts. Scroll down to see the plans. Continue reading “Join us in making the “New Kindergarten/After-school and Kitchen facilities” a dream come true!”
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.
It’s amazing how a pair of shoes can bring these kids so much joy! We’ re blessed to have been able to send over 100 kids home with new warm winter shoes.
The local TV station made a great newsflash covering the event: http://www.digi24.ro/Stiri/Regional/Digi24+Oradea/Stiri/Bai+comunale+pentru+rromii+dintr-o+comuna+din+Bihor
After many years of trying to get water on the Foundation’s property we’ve almost given up. We’ve drilled four wells and found no water even though we went as deep as 230 meters. Finally we changed plans and realized all we needed was a big tank buried in the ground. Thankfully someone else thought the same, The mayor helped get the tank and we were able to put it in the ground, hook a water pump to it and run the water to the shower units.