Apr 21, 2021

Are we experiencing a mental health crisis?

Dear supporter, 

 

I believe there is no doubt that the entire global situation has had emotional repercurssions on all of us. 

 

Children and youngsters, especially the ones Te Aud Romania is serving have been seriously affected. Our solicitations for therapy have massively increased and we have been working hard to encourage these children see some light at the end of the tunnel. 

Our therapists have used cognitive behavioural therapy to modifiy automatic negative thoughts, including excessive fears of contamination; hopelessness about maintaining social connections during hard times. The Covid related inactivity and loss of regular daily routines is continuously impacting the emotional stability of already emotionally deprived children. 

Connecting with these children has become even more complicated; even though we made use of telephone and video (where it was possible) to deliver pshyctherapy remotely. The learning curve has been steep, especially for children not accustomed to use technology in their daily activities. 

Pshychotherapy clearly plays an important role in helping these children overcome these tough times. As such, we are now reopening our one to one sessions; respecting the Covid measures to give these children better fighting chances on their road to recovery. 

We are determined to serve our children and our communities and every little penny counts toward improving these children's lives. 

Thank you for continuously empowering these children! 

Apr 21, 2021

The light at the end of the tunnel

Dear supporter, 

 

There is no secret that disadvantaged communities have been hit harder through the pandemic. Underprivilged children have faced the highest risk. 

Te Aud Romania has been redirected constant efforts towards eliminating disparities, now more than ever. 

The cruel reality is that not everyone has been equally impacted. 

The entire situation has had major effects on the emotional wellbeing of disadvanatged children and orphans. 

We are now hoping to see a light at the end of the tunnel. It may be moving slow, but we are on our way there. 

Currently, we are seeking to organise a summer camp for orphans in Romania; with one of our partner charities from Switzerland. The event involves roughly 100 children aged 6 to 18 and is comprised of one full week of mainly outdoor activities. 

 

Obviously, our needs are high - from making sure all the guidelines are fully respected; to materials and equipment to bring some joy into these children's lives. 

 

We cannot do it without your help. Any little support could count towards making a child smile. 

Jan 14, 2021

New Year update

Dear supporter, 

 

Happy New Year!

I trust you are well and my email finds you in good spirits. 

Two weeks of 2021 have already passed. In Romania, 2021 started with the vacination campaign and it would seem that we are placed the 8th country in the EU for vaccins. That is somehow an encouraging thought. 

At the same time, schools have remained closed and we have had no official announcement with regards to children being able to return to a new normality. 

Education continues to remain one of our top priority for the children we support. Therefore, we ask for your support one more time to invest in these children's future! 

Thank you and yours in education! 

 
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