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Globalworth Foundation supported United Way Romania’s education programme during the pandemic

Between March and July 2020, the Nesting a Brighter Future program, funded by Globalworth Foundation and implemented by United Way Romania, adapted its activities to the situation caused by the COVID crisis and continued to support children and families in disadvantaged rural communities. The children kept participating in educational activities, respecting the hygiene and distance rules. 

Globalworth Foundation is United Way Romania’s strategic partner of the Nesting a Brighter Future program, in 12 disadvantaged communities, in Călărași, Cluj, Giurgiu, Ilfov, Prahova and Timis counties. 

Key-figures:

  • 12 community centers 
  • 902 children supported in the community centers 
  • 37 teachers, volunteers and education specialists involved 
  • 4,430 packages offered to the vulnerable families 
  • 1,212 hours of online classes 
  • 808 types of online and offline activities accessed by the children 

About "Nesting a Brighter Future For Children"

Since launching the program in 2017, the intervention of the two foundations, Globalworth Foundation and United Way Romania has helped 1,900 children go to school, has provided 145,000 warm meals for children, counselling for 1,500 parents, and support for 188 teachers, all with the help of 1,700 volunteers. The project develops an integrated model of intervention, intended to generate a lasting change in the community. The purpose of the program is to reduce the number of children dropping out of school by improving relations in the community-school-family circle, and by focusing on the real needs of the children.

The program provides financial support to children and their families, covering their basic needs, medical services, school supplies, warm meals, clothes, visits to museums or theatre, and non-formal educational activities, as well as counselling and guidance. The Parent Academy also offers parenting and professional counselling courses, and the Teacher Academy holds meetings and runs courses on working with children.