The primary beneficiary of The Alex Fund is Asociatia OvidiuRo, a certified Romanian charity founded by Maria Gheorghiu & Leslie Hawke.

Today, as the Agency for Early Education, OvidiuRo’s main mission is to mobilize public and private resources to ensure that quality early education is available to Romania’s poorest children. OvidiuRo now focuses on providing high-quality education materials, training teachers in how to optimise these new resources, and creating “Hubs for Literacy & Quality Early Education” in disadvantaged areas.

OvidiuRos’s objective for 2019 is to reach rural Kindergartens in every county in Romania through the national ‘Every Child Deserves a Story’ pilot program, which aims to improve children’s vocabulary by enhancing the kindergarten and home literacy environment.