Youth Development

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 →

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 – 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 →

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 →

Favorite Empowering Romanian Youth

Empowering Youth

During the communist regime in Romania, the youth were one of the main targets of the political propaganda and the Romanian Communist Party created three main youth organizations at the national level with local branches everywhere in the country. The Homeland Hawks (Soimii Patriei) organization was for the children up to … Read more →