After the revolution in 1989, the farm collectives of Romania faced the daunting reality that the land they farmed for the state would be sold to the highest bidder. The farmers and their children have been left to fend for themselves. In most cases they are illiterate and are finding it difficult to assimilate into modern society.
HFTN Romania has been working in these communities to upgrade housing and to provide education and help to some of these farming communities through legal aid and social services.
The Farm 11 project is helping to restore their dwellings and provide opportunity for education and general social assistance. Farm 10 is also underway.
International Medical Workshops (2009+):
This years workshop on Organ Malformation expanded quickly to include 30 doctors from Romania, The Republic of Moldavia, Austria, and Germany. 6 children were successfully operated on with life changing procedures which have now also been learned by doctors from all regions of Romania in Eastern Europe.
These doctors would otherwise not have had the skill to help children in their area. Since the workshop started, we discovered a staggering number of children with this condition. The joy we now have is that there are doctors throughout the country, and neighbouring countries. who can now perform these surgeries successfully!
We are currently planning the International Medical Workshops for 2010.
Birth Parent Search:
If you or your children were adopted from Romania in the early 90's and would like assistance in searching for your birth parents, please contact us. We are in the midst of working with the Romanian Government and if the collaboration is approved, we may be able to help you.
Home Care Diploma Course:
Providing education that leads to jobs is one of our main endeavors. To this end, we are now a Registered EU recognized school offering Home Care Diploma courses in Romania. Our first course began in 2009 with 30 students from our farm projects and neighbouring communities. Most of the students only had a grade 8 education and as a result of this training, have a college level Diploma qualifying them to work as Home Care workers taking care of those who require this specialized care.
Family and Child Sponsorship:
Family and Child Sponsorship is the easiest way to help keep a child from a life on the streets. Your support will pay for food, school uniforms, supplies, special attention and special learning programs. It also enables many children to attend school for the first time! Click here to sponsor a child.
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Our partner organization is Partners in Action (PIA). [Click here to learn more about partner]