Empowerment

Mentoring Project – Christmas Party for Orphans

Mentoring Project | Christmas Party

The Mentoring Project continued in December with the first group activity, a Christmas Celebration at our partner orphanage. The mentors went through trainings and learned how to work with the children and they were very excited to finally be able to meet their own mentee. At Habitat for Humanity we … Read more →

Mentoring Project – Planetarium Visit

Mentoring Project | Planetarium

In the Mentoring Project we tried to form partnerships with many other organizations, from non-profit to commercial and the public sectors. I was happy to see that the large majority of the organizations that we approached for help with our project replied positively and sometimes ended up getting more involved … Read more →

Family Homeownership and Community Leadership Education

Community Education | Meeting

I consider that community education is one of the key factors that make the work of any community development organization sustainable. Because of that, and because the Habitat Oarja Neighborhood was growing fast, I initiated a project focused to establish on-going community education about creating a family budget, establishing credit, understanding tax issues, and … Read more →

Mentoring – A Day at the Zoo

Mentoring Project | Zoo Visit

As part of the Mentoring Project activities, the mentors and mentees spent a great, sunny day at the Zoo. It was a much needed day. First, the children enjoyed learning about each animal while enjoying snacks. The mentors always love to feed them a ton of sweets before taking them … Read more →

Favorite Mentoring – The Pilot Project

Mentoring | Group Picture

In 2007, I realized that one of the main issues for the children from Romanian disadvantaged families and orphanages is the lack of a positive mentor figure. In the disadvantaged families, the parents usually had no time to spend with their children being too busy with work to ensure family … Read more →