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Can you help us to extend a Tutoring Programme in Romania?

We have been helping a family supported by the Romanian charity, FAST. There are eleven children in this family and they lost their father, Sorin, to cancer in January. Since then, FAST has asked CHW to help by providing funding for an apprenticeship for the oldest son, Lucian, as he then had to support all his siblings, and also for funding for a tutoring programme for the ten younger children, initially for a period of four months. This period of four months will finish at the end of September 2013 and FAST would like to continue the programme. It costs two hundred pounds to sponsor a month of the scheme, and one hundred pounds to sponsor half a month. We would like to thank Alex who does gardening to fundraise and has been able to sponsor two more months of this programme, extending it to November. We are so grateful to her for this!

We still need to fundraise for three months.

Tutoring programme

The younger children in the family at a tutoring session.
Thanks to Daniel from FAST for this photo. More pictures are below.

The programme, run by a social worker called Robert, has been really beneficial. Each of the children who were enrolled in school, were very behind with their school work and had poor attendance records. This has been turned around through Robert’s hard work and FAST’s support. The headmistress of the school allowed the children to pass into the next grade, on the condition that Robert continued tutoring them over the summer, which he did. He also went, along with the children’s mother, and enrolled some of the younger children in school too. As a social worker, Robert is able to act as a mentor to the children, which is a big help to them at this very difficult time in their lives.

Due to the success of the programme, FAST asked CHW to continue funding this project. It would be really good if we could raise the funds to continue the programme until at least February 2014. This will cover the children’s first term back at school, and, as well as this, Robert will be there to support them over the first anniversary of Sorin’s death in January. We may try to fund further months after this if FAST wants to continue the programme beyond February. Daniel from FAST evaluates the programme and keeps us updated with the children’s progress.

Many thanks to Agnieszka, Alex, Magdalena and Ottilia for sponsoring a month each of the initial four-month period and thank you again to Alex, who has fundraised and provided sponsorship for a further two months through the gardening she does. We just need to raise funds for three more months. If you want to sponsor a month (two hundred pounds) or half a month (one hundred pounds), please visit our donate page, or contact Catherine at catherine@chworldwide.org.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported these children so far.

Daniel from FAST sent us the following photos:

Tutoring the children

Robert tutoring some of the children

 Tutoring Scheme

Tutoring Scheme

Tutoring Programme

Tutoring Programme

Tutoring Programme

Tutoring Programme




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