6 brothers do not know what a better world looks like

6 children grow up in a room of a few square feet. The only one who cares about them is their mother, but who does not have the material possibilities to grow them, and yet struggles every day.

Sometimes people find time to help them. They are beautiful children who enjoy every time they get sweets or toys.
The “O lume mai buna” Foundation took over this case and provided the family with absolutely essential items in the household: a washing machine, a refrigerator, a laptop for the children, household items and food.

The Foundation gives the children 600 lei for one year. This is an amount that helps them not to give up their desire to go to school. Large-hearted people joined our foundation’s initiative and together we managed to collect clothing for the little ones. The 6 brothers need our continuous support. If you want to contribute to supporting these children, with clothes, food or donations, please write to us at office@olumemaibuna.ro

An amazing little boy asks for support for a normal life

We were glad to be with a family who needed financial help to support the long-term treatment that would give a chance to a normal life to their boy, born in 2014 and diagnosed with bilateral periventricular leucomalacia.

The boy has undergone numerous therapies: at the age of 2 months, he started vojta therapy, from the age of seven, the parents combined vojta, bobath, and water therapy. In December 2015, the boy entered the NACD program and continued with this program, craniosacral therapy, and water therapy.

The therapy involves a sustained financial effort from the part of the family. The evaluation fee in the NACD program was $ 950 and every month the parents pay $ 260 to stay in this program that gives the little boy daily online support and a custom kineto program on his needs.

Now, at 1 year and 9 months, the little boy crawls very well and began to stand up on his feet, but not in a proper position to allow him to move forward.

For proper treatment and results, the boy needs Feldenkrais therapy with a foreign therapist and is done in 5 or 10 session shifts every 3 months. The cost of such a meeting is 70 euros, plus the road and accommodation of therapists who are brought to the country (about 1,000 euros for 10 sessions).

Parents tried to provide him, as far as possible, with all the medical care the boy needs, but the costs of therapies are high and outweigh the material possibilities of the family.

We are pleased with his evolution so far, from a child who smiled and started watching us very late, which did not pass the hearing tests for months, became a child creeping up to the toys he likes and tells us a few words (water, bath, pope) and, above all, smiles from morning till night. We know that may be more, we know that if we work a lot, we have all the chances of a life considered normal by society and we will do our best to be so. “These are the words of the boy’s mother.

A truly magical world for the children from Magic Camp

A child’s life must be full of color and magic. A child has to taste the world, feel it, try it because the world is a friendly place that gives him the opportunity, the opportunity to grow, to manifest himself. What happens when a child does not live thinking about colors, games, and happiness, but about the fact that he does not have anything to eat or to wear. Suddenly the world is no longer a friendly place, but instead, it turns into a struggle. It is an unfair reality that affects many children in Romania. One out of ten children go to bed hungry, and even more are deprived of the right to education.

We do not want to turn children into statistics, but we want to help improve their situation. Children do not have to fight the shortcomings, they have to discover the world. That’s why the “O lume mai buna” Foundation has provided new footwear to the children of the Magic Camp Foundation.

Magic Camp is a founding partner in the projects that we are developing, and we, in turn, support the activities developed and promoted by our colleague Melania Medeleanu. Together we manage to take the burden of the struggle with the shortcomings and let the children develop harmoniously.

If you want to support us with clothes, food or any other kind of donation, please write us an e-mail: office@olumemaibuna.ro

Any kind of contribution is important for these children.

”O lume mai bună” Foundation supported the children of Negrenii de Sus

At first sight, it is a village like any other in Romania, a village in the south of the country with working people, without opportunities, but with common sense. Here, the community is supported by the village priest, Father Bogdan Cristian Danu, for whom each day must end with a good deed and must begin with a lot of light in the soul.

We also met Father Danu, who supported local social projects for villagers for years now. He is not only a spiritual mentor, but also a motor of the community around which gather the dozens of children he protects. There are children living in poverty and for whom wealth means a meal with a few goodies. These are the children who have had the chance to meet Father Danu.

”O lume mai bună” Foundation chose to join Father Danu and contribute to improving the living conditions of these people.

We have collected food, household items, and personal hygiene objects, clothing and shoes to give a bit of joy to those living in the Negrenii de Sus village. There are dozens of children who have enjoyed a healthy meal and were encouraged not to give up on school so that in the future they can be the ones who will contribute to the development of their community. We gathered hundreds of boxes of food and objects with the help of our supporters.

“Negrenii de Sus” has remained a soul project for us because the real challenge in such a community is made with perseverance, periodical material support to help the community develop in civilized conditions. We continue to support Father Danu in raising children and help them have the right to education and decent living conditions.

We had 2 major actions in Negrenii de Sus, and every time we managed to put a smile on the faces of the locals who received our contributions with dignity.

”O lume mai buna” Foundation continues to contribute to supporting this community. If you want to join our actions by donating clothes, food or make another kind of donation, please write to us at office@olumemaibuna.ro. We are convinced that together we will be able to make a difference in the life of the children in Negrenii de Sus.

Gifts for the children from Arad from the St. Anthony Church from Vienna

The Romanian St. Anthony Church from Vienna carries out a rich social charity activity during this winter holiday season. The Romanian community was involved, under the guidance of Father Paroh Ioan Moga, in the “shoebox” project of collecting gifts (new articles) for Christmas for the less fortunate children in the country.

The “shoebox” project, which has gradually become international, represents a volunteer attitude to bring a smile on the faces of those children who do not always have the opportunity to enjoy Christmas, as children do in general. The beneficiaries of these heartfelt gifts were the children from several regions in Arad County. The gifts were given between December 23-24, 2016.

A successful story about the eradication of strabismus

“Eradication of Strabism” is a medical project through which we support children and adolescents in daycare centers, family-type social apartments or socially disadvantaged families who have this condition.
In most European countries, strabismus is no longer a medical problem, and children with these ophthalmological disorders are correctly diagnosed at an early age and treated properly, which contributes to a considerable increase in the chances of correction.
In Romania, however, especially among children and adolescents in socially vulnerable environments, strabismus is a serious problem not only with medical implications, but with social and educational implications.
This fact led us to launch in 2008 this project “Eradication of Strabism”.

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Playroom, Fundeni Clinical Institute

Within Fundeni Hospital, the Foundation has developed a partnership which provides children with severe disabilities with one teacher, one social assistant and one psychologist to help them and counseling their families to overcome the impact of the critical situation they are in. Also, the counter value of the Easter cards and the Easter ING donations were redirected to this project to refurbish the children playroom. We also collected and redirected to them the dispensable toys and clothes donated by ING employees and other friends.