SPORTRROM – Sport activities for children from Cojasca and Iazu
The project with the financial support of Kaufland Romania, aims to increase the quality of life of 72 children, most of them Roma, at risk of school dropout in 2 schools in Cojasca and Iazu, by promoting sports-educational activities and involving the community in local sportive events.
- Participation in sport events and training of 72 children aged 7-14 from Cojasca and Iazu during September 2018 – February 2019;
- Involvement of 200 parents / community members in sports events between October 2018 and February 2019;
- Development of sportive values such as respect, education, health, equality, self-esteem and autonomy for 72 children from Cojasca and Iazu between September 2018 and February 2019;
- 72 children from grades I to VIII, pupils of the gymnasium school from the villages of Cojasca and Iazu;
- 15 community volunteers and Kaufland volunteers;
- About 24 teachers;
- 200 people from the family of children or other people / children from the community;
- Sports events (students’ cross-country in Cojasca and Iazu);
- Weekly workouts: 2 in Cojasca and Iazu for grades I-IV and 2 in Cojasca for grades V-VIII;
- Socio-educational visits;
- Developing team spirit and motivating children to continue their educational path;
- Increasing the school attendance rate and harmonious development of children;
- Strengthen child-parent relationships;
- Increasing the quality of life.
“Let there be light!” – a FDP project and ING Bank Romania
FDP with the financial support of the ING Romania Bank, started the project “Let there be light!”, addressed to the community of the Pata Rat dump in Cluj-Napoca.
The project aims to improve the quality of life of 27 families living in extreme poverty in this landfill, equipping their homes with photovoltaic panels and pyrolytic stoves.
The project includes two other components: training sessions for adults and children on health education and basic economics, and an awareness campaign addressed to 20 private companies in the area regarding the basic needs of people from disadvantaged communities, in order to involve them in the replication of similar projects to other communities.
Alexandrina Kiss, Director of the Cluj-Napoca office and Project Coordinator, underlined its importance: “This project is a novelty for our organization from many points of view: first, it is a pilot project that involves the supply of photovoltaic panels and pyrolytic stoves in a community where the houses are improvised and there is no electricity, heating or sewers.In second place, it is an invitation to entrepreneurial initiatives, proposing the replication of the model in other disadvantaged communities. Furthermore it is based on an important and necessary inter-sectoral collaboration between several members of society, private and public, including the Division of Social and Medical Assistance of Cluj-Napoca “.
Beyond the warm of a dwelling, which allows a dignified life in hygienic and heating conditions, the long-term installation of these devices will significantly reduce the costs of living for these families.