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    Learn to Succeed Benevity Campaign $12,415

     

     

    Funds Sources: Education Campaign

    Project Name: Learn to succeed

    Link: Benevity Fundraiser

    Community Partner: United Way Romania (ProfileWebsite )

    Starting Date: ongoing project

    Financing: Targeting $30,000

    Project Status: OPEN 

    Total Project Budget: $100.000 (incl. non-RUF sources) – with this sum we are able to offer support for one year to 315 children, 125 parents, and 60 teachers.

     

    Learn more about our 2021 Learn to Succeed Campaign.

     

     Donate   Learn more

     

    Short Description:

    „Learn to succeed” is United Way Romania’s educational program, which fights school abandonment in poor urban and rural communities, where the children’s education is not a priority, but the struggle to find resources to survive another day.

    The program has an integrated model, where actions are built around children's needs, however parents, teachers, volunteers and local non-governmental associations work together to solve the problem of school dropout, which is not one of the child, but of the entire community.

    By covering all the needs of the children, material, educational, and even offering parental support, the program has a major impact on the children`s lives. Thus, children's chances of breaking the barriers of poverty and having a positive impact on the community increase significantly.

    The results of the project help us create enduring changes, at the child and family level, yet additionally at the local area level.

     

    Program details:

    "Learn to Succeed" aims to improve children's lives through access to education, and its main objectives are:

    - Increasing the school presence of children from vulnerable backgrounds;

    - Improving the school situation of children in the program through tutoring and mentoring activities;

    - Improving the teaching and empathy skills of teachers working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds;

    - Increasing the number of adolescents who continue their education and prepare to enter the labor market;

    - Developing awareness of the importance of education at the level of parents. 

    Main activities:

    • Providing after school programs for children
    • Providing school materials and financial support for children
    • Training for teachers
    • Support with tutors and volunteers
    • Training for parents

    How can one help

    You too can help change the life of one vulnerable child for the better by providing the much-needed support to continue education:

    Here is the impact of your donation:

    • $100 - offers help with homework and access to educational activities for a group of 15 children for one week;
    • $75 - provides a set of warm clothes for autumn and winter to a vulnerable child;
    • $50 - offers a complete set for school supplies (supplies 35$+ backpack 15$);
    • $35 - covers the cost for a pair of winter shoes;
    • $20 - provides a warm meal for one child for a week.

    Together we can continue the fight against school dropouts!

     

     

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    Connecting Valea Bistriței $83,004

    Funds Sources: RUF donor

    Project Name: Connecting Valea Bistritei

    Community Partner:  Station Europe (ProfileWebsite )

    Starting Date: June 2022

    Financing: FINANCED

    Project Status: Finished

    Total Project Budget: $83,004

    Financed by RUF: $83,004

     

    Project in Numbers:

    • 8 months of project implementation
    • 7 activities for the local community in the region of Valea Bistritei coordinated by Station Europe
    • 275 direct beneficiaries: children and young people from the community
    • 5000+ people from the region were exposed to the project and learned about preserving their natural environment

     

    Short Description:

    Together with Valea Bistritei Foundation, we intend to recruit, train, and mobilize around 60 children and young people from these rural communities. Those will learn about their natural environments and the know-how to preserve them. We wish to achieve this by connecting them to both nature and social platforms. In short, we want to create an army of informed young people and children, aware and trained on how to do good around them.

     

    Details:

    Children and young people from rural communities in Romania have difficulty connecting with nature's necessities and understanding its potential and how to take care of it. With this project, we seek to support and empower children and young people from Pestisani and Valea Bistritei (Gorj), rural communities from Romania rich in natural resources and beautiful landscapes, to act and stand for their natural environments. Encouraging them to be active in their community is vital for promoting life-long civic participation. We aim to do this by supporting the Valea Bistritei Foundation to connect to and train the young generations to raise their voices on issues that matter to them. In fact, through a basic understanding of the situation, they will be empowered to find solutions to their local problems, thus becoming local ambassadors of the Foundation’s initiatives.

    We will work on the project through two main pillars:

    • Encouraging young people and children to be active in their local communities from Valea Bistritei and Pestisani;
    • Empowering the local actors - Valea Bistritei Foundation - to become a stronger organization engaging the local community in meaningful conversations about its present and future.

     

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    Learn to Succeed, Sep 2021-December 2022, $26,805

    Funds Sources: Education Campaign

    Project Name: Learn to succeed

    Link: Facebook Fundraiser

    Community Partner: United Way Romania (ProfileWebsite )

    Starting Date: ongoing project

    Financing: Targeting $30,000

    Project Status: OPEN 

    Total Project Budget: $100.000 (incl. non-RUF sources) – with this sum we are able to offer support for one year to 315 children, 125 parents, and 60 teachers.

     

    Learn more about our 2021 Learn to Succeed Campaign.

     Donate   Learn more

     

    Short Description:

    „Learn to succeed” is United Way Romania’s educational program, which fights school abandonment in poor urban and rural communities, where the children’s education is not a priority, but the struggle to find resources to survive another day.

    The program has an integrated model, where actions are built around children's needs, however parents, teachers, volunteers and local non-governmental associations work together to solve the problem of school dropout, which is not one of the child, but of the entire community.

    By covering all the needs of the children, material, educational, and even offering parental support, the program has a major impact on the children`s lives. Thus, children's chances of breaking the barriers of poverty and having a positive impact on the community increase significantly.

    The results of the project help us create enduring changes, at the child and family level, yet additionally at the local area level.

     

    Program details:

    "Learn to Succeed" aims to improve children's lives through access to education, and its main objectives are:

    - Increasing the school presence of children from vulnerable backgrounds;

    - Improving the school situation of children in the program through tutoring and mentoring activities;

    - Improving the teaching and empathy skills of teachers working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds;

    - Increasing the number of adolescents who continue their education and prepare to enter the labor market;

    - Developing awareness of the importance of education at the level of parents. 

    Main activities:

    • Providing after school programs for children
    • Providing school materials and financial support for children
    • Training for teachers
    • Support with tutors and volunteers
    • Training for parents

    How can one help

    You too can help change the life of one vulnerable child for the better by providing the much-needed support to continue education:

    Here is the impact of your donation:

    • $100 - offers help with homework and access to educational activities for a group of 15 children for one week;
    • $75 - provides a set of warm clothes for autumn and winter to a vulnerable child;
    • $50 - offers a complete set for school supplies (supplies 35$+ backpack 15$);
    • $35 - covers the cost for a pair of winter shoes;
    • $20 - provides a warm meal for one child for a week.

    Together we can continue the fight against school dropouts!

     

     

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    Noi Facem Un Spital (We Are Building A Hospital), $13,277

     

    Funds Sources: Facebook Birthday Campaigns

    Project Name: Noi Facem Un Spital

    Community Partner: Daruieste Viata (ProfileWebsite )

    Starting Date: December 2022

    Financing: COMPLETED

    Project Status: In Development

    Financed Amount: $13,277

     

     

    Short Description:

    #WeBuildAHospital Is the #HospitalOfFirsts

    For the first time in 30 years, a Children's Hospital is being built from scratch. This is a unique initiative in Central and Eastern Europe. What kind of firsts does is bring to Romania?

    • The first Pediatric Radiotherapy department in a public hospital
    • A glass-only operating theater
    • State-of-the-art facilities: individual ICU wards, permanent training, multidisciplinarity
    • Patient-centered care, where children with cancer will have access to every procedure needed for treatment
    • Social spaces: a playroom, beds for the mothers, an astronomic observatory, a cinema, a radio studio, relaxation places, learning places etc.
    • Technology: digitization, state-of-the-art radiotherapy equipment, a BMS system for the entire building, new technologies for the departments, an air treatment system
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    Saving Ukrainian Refugees, $12,696

     

    Funds Sources: Ukrainian Peace Fund

    Project Name: Saving Ukrainian Refugees

    Link: Facebook Fundraiser

    Community Partner: Parinti salvatori (ProfileWebsite )

    Starting Date: April 2022

    Financing: FINANCED

    Project Status: In progress

    Total Project Budget: $12,696

    Requested from RUF: $12,696

    Financed by RUF: $12,696

     

    Short Description:

    At the border crossing town of Sighetu-Marmatiei where Aoosiation for Education and Charity has its headquarters, there is an ongoing need for humanitarian assistance for refugees. The Association aims to use its extensive network of resources and volunteers to provide aid to internally displaced refugees from the eastern part of Ukraine to Maramures county.

     

    Details

    Transport and delivery of food, medicine, hygiene products, baby carriages, baby car seats, pieces of luggage for refugees arriving with plastic bags, and animal/pet carrier bags/ cages for humane transportation.


    Safe and secure transportation (with safeguard tracking and safe arrival) for refugees coming to the border of Sighetu-Marmatiei who need to continue their journeys to their preferred destinations (Top destinations: Germany, Austria, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, France).
    Facilitation of childcare and transportation to school for Ukrainian children in the Maramures region, with approximately 3000 Ukrainian refugees and 1200 children. Facilitation services for refugees’ employment finding jobs in the communities they have decided to reside. Facilitation of psychological counseling for refugees in the Maramures region of Romania. Assisting refugees with documentation translation and processing for visas (fee payments, etc.)

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    Humanity has no borders, March 2022, $20,000

    Funds SourcesUkrainian Peace Campaign

    Project Name: Humanity has no borders

    Donation Links: Ukrainian Peace Fund | UPF Facebook Fundraiser

    Recipient Organization: Red Cross Romania

    Starting Date: April 2022

    Financing: Financed 

    Project Status: In Development

    Amount Requested: $20,000

    Financed Amount: $20,000

     

    RUF financed $20,000 out of $20,000 goal. Thank you for your support.

     

    Short Description:

    Found at the epicenter of the refugee crisis, the Suceava Red Cross provided humanitarian support to people from the refugee centers in Suceava County and the people who fled the war and took refuge in the Cernauti area.

     

    Details

    The situation between Russia, Ukraine, and Western governments had escalated since February 21, 2022, when the Russian president recognized two eastern regions of Ukraine as independent states and ordered troops to enter those territories. Countries have begun to receive and host refugees from Ukraine.

    Neighboring Red Cross National Societies are government partners in action and are taking steps to increase preparedness and responsiveness for the impact of further escalation in their countries.

    According to the mandate, the Romanian Red Cross is designated as an entity with the role of secondary support for providing drinking water and food for affected or evacuated persons, providing and distributing aid, organizing the reception and distribution of emergency humanitarian aid. In addition to these activities, the Romanian Red Cross provides human and logistical support in the accommodation provided by the state authorities. It offers basic first aid, psychosocial support, and family reunification service.

    If the situation deteriorates, Red Cross Romania is ready to expand its work to adapt to new and emerging needs, including through support in organizing refugee camps, first aid, and psychosocial support.

    Directions for action:

    • Support for Ukrainian refugees entering Romania
    • Support for the Ukrainian Red Cross - per international protocols and under the coordination of IFRC

    Area of ​​implementation:

    • 4 RRC branches on the border with Ukraine - Satu Mare, Maramures, Suceava, Tulcea
    • 43 RRC branches involved in assisting refugees in collaboration and at the request of the authorities lockout
    • support for the Ukrainian CR on humanitarian color

    Activities:

    • Support with volunteers at border crossings for Ukrainian civilians entering Romania - coffee, tea, sandwich, telephone access to restore family ties
    • Roaming phone cards included for Ukrainian civilians
    • Coordination of local donations
    • Purchase of non-perishable food, barracks, medicines, and medical products
    • If necessary - purchase of medical equipment
    • Call center at CRR headquarters in support of refugees
    • Humanitarian transport - in Ukraine and the country - food, water, hygiene products, logistics
    • Accommodation in refugee centers / refugee camps - food, water, toiletries, support psychosocial
    • Translation services with volunteers

     

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    Support for Ukraine's children, March 2022, $20,000

    Funds Sources: Ukrainian Peace Fund

    Project Name: Support for Ukraine's Children

    Donation Links: Ukrainian Peace Fund | UPF Facebook Fundraiser

    Community Partner: Save the Children Romania

    Starting Date: March 2022

    Financing: Financed

    Project Status: In  Development

    Total Project Budget: $20,000 

    Financed Amount: $20,000

     

    RUF financed $20,000 out of $20,000 goal. Thank you for your support.

     

    Short Description:

    The conflict in Ukraine has put children in danger of physical harm and severe emotional distress.

    The Save the Children Romania teams are on the ground, near the border points with Ukraine, in the refugee centers in Maramureș, Suceava, and Galați, and are ready to provide humanitarian assistance to children and their families who are taking refuge from the war.

    Save the Children International is a leading humanitarian organization for children. In partnership with RUF, Save the Children Romania will provide pre-packed emergency kits for 400 mothers and children.

     

    Details:

    More than 7.5 million children are trapped in the middle of the war in Ukraine, at risk of being displaced, separated from their families, and exposed to trauma, disruption of education, and access to medical services. Even before the escalation of the conflict, 2.9 million people in eastern Ukraine from Donbas called for humanitarian assistance, and 400,000 of them were children.

    Save the Children “Support for Ukraine’s Children Project”:

    provide immediate humanitarian assistance;

    • supports with food, clothing, hygiene items the refugee centers, where children are offered shelter;
    • makes sure that all refugee children are safe, physically and emotionally;
    • supports mothers in Ukraine in dealing with the refugee situation;
    • works with the authorities to get our help directly to those in need.

     

    Budget:

    Salvati Copiii Romania has received a $20K grant that will provide:

    • blankets, diapers, wet wipes, bottles, pacifiers, and toys for babies
    • blankets, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, hats, gloves, plain water, juice/milk, snacks, and toys for children
    • blankets, wet wipes, absorbent pads, hats, gloves, nasal wipes, hand sanitizer, plain water, and staple foods (bread, canned goods, melted cheese, sauces, crackers, pretzels, wafers) for mothers.
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    Hope for Ukraine’s children, March 2022, $64,380

    Funds SourcesUkrainian Peace Campaign

    Project Name: Hope for Ukraine's Children

    Donation Links: Ukrainian Peace Fund | UPF Facebook Fundraiser

    Recipient Organization: World Vision Romania

    Starting Date: March 2022

    Financing: Financed

    Project Status: In Development

    Total Project Budget: $149,000 (incl. non-RUF sources)

    Financed Amount: $64,380

    RUF financed $64,380 out of $149,000 goal. Thank you for your support.

     

    Short Description:

    In a humanitarian crisis in which the safety, physical and emotional health, education, and well-being of 7.5 million children in Ukraine are deeply affected, World Vision Romania aims to protect these children through an intervention plan designed with its international experts in emergencies. Together with RUF, WorldVisionplans to buy and set up two mobile containers in which children can play, socialize, talk to a therapist, and forget for a moment about the horrors they went through. Containers are portable, so they can be moved wherever needed (near borders or near refugee centers).

     

    Details

    Millions of lives, men, women, children, and the elderly are in danger because of bullets, tanks, and missiles piercing Ukraine in all directions during this period. In the first days of the war, 660,000 Ukrainians had already left their country, most of them mothers with children. And their number is constantly growing. All seek refuge in neighboring countries (Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Hungary), where state authorities and civil society support them with emergency aid: food, medicine, clothing, transport, tents for transitions, or other accommodation. , legal advice for obtaining refugee status, as well as counseling.

     

    Things are constantly changing at the borders and in the refugee centers, but the need for warm and child-friendly spaces remains constant. This need is evident given that most refugees come with their children and spend hours waiting at the border and in the refugee centers until they can go to other destinations.

     

    The primary beneficiaries are the refugees’ children coming from Ukraine to Romania. We estimate the number of 500 children/month, a total of 3000 children in 6 months. Child-friendly spaces can be used by all children and adolescents (anyone under the age of 18); they are commonly used in working with vulnerable children and those who have experienced any kind of crisis, such as war.

     

    Project Outputs:

    - Create safe places for learning “Child-friendly Spaces/ Baby and Mother friendly Spaces” for mothers and children.

    - Provide Psychosocial Support (PSS) to affected children – recreational, games, and therapeutic activities meant to heal the children.

    - Provide social & psychological first aid and counseling services - positive coping mechanisms for parents and children that have been affected.

    - Provide educational kit for children (*according to their age)

     

    Project Estimated Impact:

    The immediate result will be to provide refugee families, mostly mothers and children with a safe and appropriate space to receive educational support and counseling. This project will positively impact the emotional wellbeing of mothers and children, by bringing back a state of normality in their lives. The time spent in these child friendly spaces, with professionals, aims to help and motivate mothers to quickly recover from their trauma and take attitude towards a better future for themselves and their children, by providing emergency assistance for 5.000 victims of war (including mothers and children).

     

    Budget

    World Vision has received a $64,380 grant for two equipped containers for educational purposes with space for a kitchen to provide activities for children. Approximately 5000 Ukrainian mothers and children will benefit. The two containers will be displayed at the Siret border as needed based on the refugee's incoming flux, afterward being moved at the biggest refugees center that will exist, possibly in Bucharest.

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    Learn to Succeed, Sep 2021-March 2022, $21,240

    Funds Sources: Education Campaign

    Project Name: Learn to succeed

    Link: Facebook Fundraiser

    Community Partner: United Way Romania (ProfileWebsite )

    Starting Date: ongoing project

    Financing: $21,240

    Project Status: Completed

    Total Project Budget: $100.000 (incl. non-RUF sources) – with this sum we are able to offer support for one year to 315 children, 125 parents, and 60 teachers.

     

     Donate   Learn more

     

    Project Impact:

    With the help of RUF and Google support, we were able to sustain:

    - 40 children from vulnerable families with severe social problems received material help in formal educational activities (homework help, development of writing, reading and arithmetic skills, development of self-reliance skills), but also non-formal (excursions, reading clubs, health education, music, sports activities, creativity, and social clubs). 

    - 8 parents participated in activities to raise awareness of the importance of education and develop parenting skills

    - 4 teachers developed their skills to work with children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

     

    Short Description:

    „Learn to succeed” is United Way Romania’s educational program, which fights school abandonment in poor urban and rural communities, where the children’s education is not a priority, but the struggle to find resources to survive another day.

    The program has an integrated model, where actions are built around children's needs, however parents, teachers, volunteers and local non-governmental associations work together to solve the problem of school dropout, which is not one of the child, but of the entire community.

    By covering all the needs of the children, material, educational, and even offering parental support, the program has a major impact on the children`s lives. Thus, children's chances of breaking the barriers of poverty and having a positive impact on the community increase significantly.

    The results of the project help us create enduring changes, at the child and family level, yet additionally at the local area level.

     

    Program details:

    "Learn to Succeed" aims to improve children's lives through access to education, and its main objectives are:

    - Increasing the school presence of children from vulnerable backgrounds;

    - Improving the school situation of children in the program through tutoring and mentoring activities;

    - Improving the teaching and empathy skills of teachers working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds;

    - Increasing the number of adolescents who continue their education and prepare to enter the labor market;

    - Developing awareness of the importance of education at the level of parents. 

    Main activities:

    • Providing after school programs for children
    • Providing school materials and financial support for children
    • Training for teachers
    • Support with tutors and volunteers
    • Training for parents

    How can one help

    You too can help change the life of one vulnerable child for the better by providing the much-needed support to continue education:

    Here is the impact of your donation:

    • $100 - offers help with homework and access to educational activities for a group of 15 children for one week;
    • $75 - provides a set of warm clothes for autumn and winter to a vulnerable child;
    • $50 - offers a complete set for school supplies (supplies 35$+ backpack 15$);
    • $35 - covers the cost for a pair of winter shoes;
    • $20 - provides a warm meal for one child for a week.

    Together we can continue the fight against school dropouts!