Over 5,700 children continue to be institutionalised in Romanian orphanages, away from home. Almost half of them are children with disabilities. More than two thirds of the children and young people living in the placement centres in Romania suffer from delays in various areas of development, either intellectual or growth-related according to age, and/or psycho-motor. About a quarter of children have delays in all areas of development.
And we might not be their parents, but that does not mean they are not ours.
See Victor Rebengiuc's appeal here.
Hope and Homes for Children Foundation is committed to closing all orphanages in Romania by 2027 and to reclaim children’s dignity and a real chance for a normal life. They have been working for 21 years to reform the child protection system, and during this time they have contributed to the closing down of 58 orphanages and another 13 are being closed in the next year. They have developed 110 family-type homes, removing more than 5,800 children and young people from orphanages, and improving the lives of over 55,000 children. Of these, for over 31,500 children, the Foundation prevented family breakdown.
This December, Hope and Homes for Children are looking to bring together the effort of 450 companies willing to put at least 1.000 euro for their building project of two family-type homes. Companies can redirect, without any supplementary cost, 20% out of their profit or income tax. Details on: https://www.hopeandhomes.ro/campanie20