Tablets for disadvantaged children in Romania

by Te Aud Romania
Tablets for disadvantaged children in Romania
Tablets for disadvantaged children in Romania
Tablets for disadvantaged children in Romania
Tablets for disadvantaged children in Romania
Tablets for disadvantaged children in Romania
Tablets for disadvantaged children in Romania

February 2022. The worst seemed behind us, and no one could have ever imagined something even worse than a pandemic. And the Ukrainian armed conflict emerged.

Located within 70 kms of the Ukrainian border, we have taken on, from the very beginning, the role of support organisation from everyone fleeing away from the conflict.

Whilst the first two weeks of our Ukrainian refugee crisis have been focused on providing immediate response solutions, coordination mechanisms have now started to work and whilst we are still continuing to provide immediate solutions to various situations, we are now at the same time, directing our attention to the development of medium to long term solutions. Because we are all in this within the long run.

Within the past month, TAR invested over 50,000 Euros as a response to the crisis. Our support has taken various forms, based on the correlated need from the ground: immediate response and support for individual refugee situations, accommodation within refugee centres, equipping refugee centres with necessary items, development of transit, baby and children kits, medicine and other medical necessities, transports over the border to support those still left in Ukraine and so on.

Te Aud Romania has offered logistical, financial and humanitarian support over 50,000 Euros, ever since the Ukrainian refugee crisis has started. All of this was made possible with support from individual donors, as well as a high number of national and international partners that have joined our endeavours.

As a charity focused on non-formal educational programs for children, we will work alongside national and international partners to develop medium to long term solutions to integrate Ukrainian refugee children within the community and provide a safe and appropriate environment to alleviate the pain and grow.

  • Over 50 individual cases solved
  • Over 300 children cared for
  • Over 500 kits distributed
  • 10 LifeStraw community purifiers sent to refugee camps across Romania and in Ukraine
  • 1000 individual transit water purifiers distributed
  • Over 10 refugee centres that we are in close contact with to support with needs and requirements

SNEAK PEAK INTO OUR COMING MONTH 

April 2022 shall mark the start of the distribution of our fully equipped schoolbags in schools where Ukrainian refugees started to study.

At the same time, alongside UK partners and institutional national partners, we shall provide the Siret border with over 10,000 goody transit bags for children, in accordance to age, as they cross the border.

Whilst we are constantly working on further integration measures and lifelong support. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

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Te Aud Romania (TAR) has rather quickly turned into a support organisation for Ukrainian refugees and we want to thank everyone that decided to join us on this journey.

Our charity has its main offices 70 kms from one of the borders and we are committed to create a response fund and provide ongoing support to facilitate their stay in the region for as long as necessary.

The past week has probably been one of the hardest weeks we have experienced in a long time. A time of incredible stress, constant dynamic and change and above all, a time of support.

This is a short update on our activity on the ground for the past week:

  1. We are in constant and direct contact with more than 10 refugee centres and supply them with needs that are identified on an ongoing basis. The majority of these refugee centres are either private businesses (small hotels and/or guesthouses) that have put up their accommodation units up for free for the refugees and need constant support with food, medical and hygiene supplies.
  2. We are part of the national coordination group that supports all Ukrainian refugees across the country, working closely with authorities and other NGOs involved in the process. We work together to connect and find solutions for the large number of issues that arise on a daily basis, with regards to the matter of the Ukrainian refugees.
  3. We provide practical solutions and support to other charities, as well as connecting international supporters and companies with people on the ground, to facilitate better communication and support.
  4. We are a support network for refugees and provide support to enquiries we get on a point by point basis. For example: we get enquiries from refugees to support with hosting and we connect them with other NGOs/ accommodation providers across the country, if the enquiry is not related to our area. If related to our area – we match them with an accommodation centre.
  5. We have already started to integrate refugee mothers with children and had our first English reading activity for refugee children.
  1. Alongside our UK partners from School in a Bag we will receive 600 fully equipped schoolbags in the coming two weeks to distribute to refugee children that intend to stay in Romania for indefinite periods of time.
  2. LifeStraw pledged the shipping of 10 LifeStraw Community Purifiers and close to 1000 filter water bottles. Together we want to ensure that all refugees have access to safe water whether on the move or in a camp.
  3. We have been in constant touch with Dr. Johannes Muller from Germany, representing Arbeitskreis Nord-Ost, who aims to deploy a truck of medical supplies (the biggest received in the area so far) so we can forward to our partner organisation that sends weekly humanitarian aid to Chernivtsi.
  4. Our partners from Gooderaare putting together virtual cards and messages of support in both Ukrainian and English for refugees, to show them our constant support.
  5. We work closely with local authorities to open up one more refugee centre in the area that can host 60 people and support them as well with their ongoing needs.

There is still a lot more to be done. Besides all of the above mentions, there is a constant need of hygiene products and baby products. We are on the look out for partners to put together personal care kits for women refugees and for their children, whether on the move or asylum seekers in Romania. These people need them now more than ever. One cannot even imagine what they are going through.

We aim to keep you posted as much as we can, whilst at the same time we want to protect the exposure of the refugees, considering the dramatic situation they are facing.

Amidst everything that is going on at the moment, we continue to run our programs as usual and take care of the ones within our regional community as well.

On the 5th March, the first rugby tag tournament from our Mini Rugby for all program took place in the village of Berchisesti, Suceava. With the support of the Romanian Rugby Federation and the county division for sport and youth, we have gathered together almost 100 children, aged 6 – 10, from 6 rural schools in Suceava county for a very fun and engaging indoor sport day. The event was facilitated by the School in Berchisesti and support from local sports teachers.

At the same time, the first week of March brought with itself group counselling activities for the rural schools in Dolhestii Mari and Dolhestii Mici, Suceava county. Children aged 6 to 16 years old have learned about bullying and its negative effects, as well as ways to nurture and develop a high self esteem from a young age.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

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Dear supporter, 

 

The disparity between the rich and everyone else is increasing by the day across Europe. 

Unfortunately, this specific project is the one performing the least considering our activity on the platform. Yet, in our opinion is one of the most required tools these days in order to equip children for a world of the future, for better jobs and for skills nobody even imagined would be needed. 

Technology is evolving at a faster pace than ever before. And I believe it is our duty, those that recognise this, to make sure our children are well equipped with the skills and abilities for the future. 

 

To those of you that donated, thank you! 

To those of you still undecided, we urge you to come alongside us and equip the future of tomorrow! 

 

May you all be blessed with kind thoughts, love and health for the New Year! 

 

Happy New Year 

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Dear supporter, 

 

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

13 September - that's the date when all children in Romania will start school. Suceava county alone has 48% of its population living in rural areas - areas where children are fighting for basic tools to go to school such as a schoolbag, books and notebooks. For them, owning a tablet or a laptop is completely out of the question. 

We are now living in a world where Internet and technological devices have become part of our every day living pretty much as much as the glass of water we need. We all know that jobs are turning more hihg-tech by the day: waiting tables requires a tables, driving requires you to know how to use a Sat-nav and the list can definitely go on. 

That's why, I think it is somehow our responsibility to give these children the best educational tools they need to succeed in life, even if we are just talking about bus driving. 

For them, we need to focus our efforts because the way we get involved in their education is the way we are paving our future. 

I know we can do this together and we can make sure we are all living in a better world. 

Every little help counts towards education and the future! 

 

Thank you 

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Dear supporter, 

 

We trust you are well and our email finds you in good spirits. 

I think we can all agree that in today's world, digital literacy is a key factor in education. Our world is both enriched and burdened by computers and gadgets. 

Especially now, children need to be able and understand technology so they can use it safely and effectively. 

We all agree that technology doesn't replace learning; it simply contributes to enhancing it. Now more than ever, we need to stand by those children that come from disadvanatged backgrounds, to give them a fighting chance at finding better jobs in the future. 

In an era mastered by digitalisation, we need to make sure our children are well equipped to face it. 

We need your help to support orphans and disadvanatged children in Romania hold the promise for a better future! 

 

Thank you! 

 

Yours in education, 

Gabriela 

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Te Aud Romania

Location: Gura Humorului - Romania
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Gabriela Popescu
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