Maria Gheorghiu and Leslie Hawke received The 2016 ALIANTA Award for Humanitarian Work and Social Involvement

OvidiuRo cofounders Leslie Hawke & Maria Gheorghiu received Alianta’s 2016 Award for Achievement in Humanitarian Work and Social Involvement on September 27, at The ALIANTA Award Gala 2016 in Washington. The ALIANTA Award is an acknowledgement of the long history of fruitful partnership between Gheorghiu and Hawke in fighting poverty through promoting the access to education of […]

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Grand Prix at Civil Society Gala

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Civil Society Gala Grand Prix in 2016 was awarded the “Every Child in Preschool & kindergarten” law. The project also won 1st Prize at the Public Participation Section and Civic Behaviour category and the Impact category. The project was called “a genuine case study that is amongst the few examples of civic initiatives undertaken by […]

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Dedeman to build a kindergarten for all the children in Araci

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București, 2nd of March 2016. Asociația OvidiuRo and Dedeman, major investor in Fiecare Copil în Grădiniță expand their partnership to offer access to early education to severely impoverished children by building a kindergarten in Araci, Covasna county, where 150 children are currently attending an old rental building, with only few rooms, no running water and […]

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Announcing the 2016 Livadariu Journalism Fellowships!

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Last year, in remembrance of Oana Livadariu, The Alex Fund made it possible for Asociatia OvidiuRo to award fellowships to five reporter/photojournalist teams to investigate rural poverty and its repercussions on children. We got back five detailed slices of rural life among Romania’s poorest families. These stories – of a village in transformation; of the […]

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Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș visited the kindergarten from Podu Cristinii

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19th January 2016

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Pro TV: Parenting trainings to poorest families of Romania

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President signs landmark legislation encouraging early education for all

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28 October.  President Klaus Iohannis signed the bill that will finance a national program to encourage impoverished parents of 3-5 year old children to send their children to grădiniță every day. Based on OvidiuRo’s highly successful Fiecare Copil in Gradinita model, parents living under the poverty line throughout Romania will receive food coupons worth 11 € per month if their child attends preschool every day. Read the law, here.

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Peter Hurley: I became teacher for a day, and got a lesson for life!

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My little boy goes to a new public kindergarten in a working class suburb of the capital city. It’s got an extended programme that keeps him busy until evening. He has his own locker for changing his clothes. He has his own bed for a sleep in the afternoon, with his own pillow and pyjamas. […]

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Jane Thompson: We need to let poor parents know how very important they are to their child's development!

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Nine O’Clock Interview with Jane Thompson, Expert in Early Education: I support Fiecare Copil in Gradinita because they invest in the lives of children, with huge impact on the Romanian society. Jane Krill Thompson has 25 years of experience supporting families and their children with special needs. In the United States, she has worked with […]

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232 impoverished children and adults from Horezu Poenari village received free medical tests

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For two days, the school in Horezu Poenari were transformed into a clinic for the Medical Caravan. On the 10th and 11th of October, 40 volunteer specialists and students from the Universities of Medicine in Bucharest and Craiova consulted and recommended treatments for 232 poor children and adults from Horezu Poenari, Valea Stanciului, Dolj County. The […]

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