With a duration of five years and a total value of two million euros, the programme contributes to the development of communities throughout the country through educational projects.
Since launching the program in 2017, the intervention of the two foundations 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 “NESTING A BRIGHTER FUTURE” national programme takes place in 12 day centres in rural areas from Prahova, Călărași, Giurgiu, Cluj and Timiș counties. The project develops an integrated model of intervention, intended to generate a lasting change in the community. The purpose of the programme 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 programme 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.
The 12 community centres supported by United Way Romania, through funding from the Globalworth Foundation, are located in Urlați, Băicoi (Prahova county), Jilava (Ilfov), Pădureni (Giurgiu), Fundulea (Călărași), Cluj-Napoca (Cluj), Timișoara, Șemlacu Mare, Mașloc, Carani, Sânandrei and Bucovăț (Timiș).