Provide Summer Camps for 500 Youth in Transylvania

by Care2Travel Vetted since 2018 Effective Nonprofit

Summary

Care2Travel runs Summer Camps in Transylvania which aim to provide disadvantaged children with week-long camps to teach English via games, sport and arts & crafts. Children get the chance to play and interact with other children and both local and international volunteers. Our teams create weekly schedules of activities that keep the children entertained and active, as well as language classes run by native English speakers to help the children practice English.

$7,400
total goal
$5,098
remaining
18
donors
1
monthly donor
6
months

Challenge

Care2Travel works in the Harghita county of Transylvania which is home to many poor and disadvantaged families many of whom have been affected by economic migration where parents often migrate in search of work and leave children with grandparents or other caregivers. Unfortunately, some of these families have also been broken by alcohol abuse and domestic violence and the children are left without positive role models and safe places to play.

Solution

By providing summer camps in the villages where the children live, we are able to reach children who would otherwise have limited opportunities during their summer breaks. These camps provide a safe outlet for children to play, make friends and learn English from native English speakers. Our local and international volunteers provide positive role models for the children who attend our camps. Each day the children have the opportunity to grow and learn.

Long-Term Impact

We want to reach over 500 children at 12 summer camps during 2018. By offering these camps yearly, many of the children in our local community have displayed significant behavioral changes, going from disruptive to engaged students, and thus become more motivated to remain in school. They become empowered to move out of a cycle of poverty and dysfunction and become independent and contributing members of society and with many of our students coming back to become volunteers at our camps.

Resources

https:/​/​www.care2travel.org/​
Care2Travel website
Testimonials from our volunteers
Care2Travel youtube channel
Care2Travel Facebook page

Organization Information

Care2Travel

Location: Miercurea Ciuc - Romania
Website: https:/​/​www.care2travel.org/​
Project Leader:
Jackie Curtin
Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
$2,302 raised of $7,400 goal
 
23 donations
$5,098 to go
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