Skylady: Leslie Hawke- From New York to Bacau via charityread more >
When I arrived I had no idea what, if anything, I might be able to contribute to as an American volunteer – or what it would be like living in Romania. I’d never lived outside the US before. But I loved the “foreignness” of Romania, “Europe with an edge”, as a friend of mine called it. I immediately got interested in the little children I saw begging on the street in Bacău and getting them into school became the focus of my volunteer work.
ForbesKids: Why is kindergarten a great investment?read more >
“On February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama called for making preschool available to every 4-year-old in America, opening a national discussion that continues to permeate the front page of every newspaper in America. And China has set a goal of giving its children three years of preschool education by the year 2020. Why all this focus on early education? And why should it matter to each of us that every child is in gradinita?”
Leslie Hawke featured in this month’s Forbes Romaniaread more >
The May issue of Forbes Magazine spotlights some of Romania’s most influential women — and among those featured is OvidiuRo’s cofounder Leslie Hawke. At the award ceremony Monday night, she accepted the “Award for Excellence in Education” on behalf of the 22 women at OvidiuRo who have made OvidiuRo one of the most respected NGOs in the country.