In 2015, Te Aud Romania Foundation (TAR ) raised awareness for the first time about social development through sports in Suceava County. Eight years later since the official launch of the foundation, we have over 37,000 direct beneficiaries of the projects carried out by TAR, gathered in countless events to help children and young people develop harmoniously and prepare them for adult life. The common denominator for all of these children is EDUCATION.
As a charity focused on non-formal educational programs for children, we have worked alongside national and international partners to develop medium to long term solutions for all of our children, including the Ukrainian refugee children fleeing away from the war and taking shelter in Suceava county.
Sports for change
Sport has been attributed to building stronger communities, as a tool for social development for many decades now, at international level. Rugby for all, a program you are all acquainted with, has been maximising the role of sport in youth development since 2017. Our project has gained a new dimension.
We have launched the Sports for change guide – the first attempt on the Romanian market to provide organisations and communities across the country with methodology and good practices in order to increase the social impact of sports in Romania. The Rugby for all story is a book that encourages all of those involved in grass root sports to share their stories with the world, promote them and implement projects that further contribute to sports role as a changemaker in societies.
We started a series of communication workshops for all of our students, designed and implemented by Oana Vasiliu - TAR communications' expert. The main conversation points were centred around social media importance and best practices for the future.
The power of sports to address key societal issues has extended to the refugee paradigm. We have supported 37 UA refugee children aged 7 -16 and 15 Romanian children to further integrate in their host county via a week of dedicated sport events and activities.
We continue the vocational testing within Steps Towards the Future program, the project supported by the We Care Foundation / Noua Ne Pasa for 75 children, aged 13-14.
The orphanages of Romania have shocked the entire world in 1989. The truth is that since then, social protection policies and methodologies have massively improved, with commitment from public actors, non-governmental organisations and other public actors involved in the field.
Particularly for Suceava county, we have celebrated at the back end of last year, their 25 years of service for children and adults with disabilities in the region. The moment was marked by the launch of a book that shows the progress, their activity report, the courage and commitment of external entities, but above all – it places their beneficiaries at the forefront of everything we do.
Social protection – between a pandemic and a war, the book launched on 25th November 2022, portrays a series of stories written by children and adults with disabilities from Suceava county, under the great care and guidance of Oana Vasiliu, freelance journalist & communication specialist for Te Aud Romania, courtesy of Nadia Cretuleac, director of DGASPC Suceava.
Projects for 2023
Te Aud Romania launches Leadership Together in partnership with Beyond Sport Foundation, a project which aims to equip sport technicians with much required abilities in order to further promote the role of sport and enhance its part in building a better future.
Being a grassroot organization is not always easy, we can’t employ a one-size-fits-all-approach to address all issues discovered on the field, but we struggle to bring hope for those truly in need. And for this, we thank you for your goodwill and implication with Te Aud Romania.