March 2017: This year’s Șotron Schools announced

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Șotron Two is addressing children aged two or older, who – for some reasons – have not yet been registered in preschool. May-June is the timeframe we advise teachers to use for organizing weekly training sessions for both children and parents who have not yet become familiar with the kindergarten and the structured learning environment there. This year’s training […]

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February 2017: Maramureș County Council covers the school supplies for all FCG children

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This school-year, the Maramures County Council – in partnership with Prefectura, the School Inspectorate and OvidiuRo – covered the school supplies for all FCG children from the county budget. A total of 1616 kits for preschoolers in disadvantaged areas have so far been distributed for the 2016-2017 school year.

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October 2016: “Pofta de carte” National Read-Aloud Caravan Begins

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10,000 disadvantaged children will receive their own picture books to take home and 1000 kindergarten teachers will get “Big Books” Asociația OvidiuRo announces the start of the school-year long Read-Aloud Caravan “Pofta de carte”. The project is designed to raise awareness of the importance of reading aloud and also of a healthy nutrition for young children […]

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September 2016: Book Donation by Romanian Post

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On September 2016, The Romanian post company “Poşta Română” launched a book donation campaign benefitting children from the pilot FCG program in Gura Șuții, Dâmbovița.  The Campaign’s call to action – “Donate a book for the kids who need one” was communicated among “Poșta Română” employees and during the “Strada de C’Arte” Festival and book fair, between September 21 – 25. More info […]

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September, 2016: FCG Summer Caravan in a nutshell

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September 2016 – For two months, OvidiuRo’s team has roamed the country in search for nearly 100 of Romania’s poorest communities in 15 counties.  The Summer FCG Caravan meant field trips to the most destitute communities recommended by county authorities, door-to-door recruitment of preschool children, Read Aloud sessions in kindergartens and in communities, providing poor parents with […]

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September 2016: 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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