“I like going here because the class is interesting. We talk, we laugh, and we draw. I also love drawing and learning the Romanian language so I can communicate better with my Romanian friends and classmates in school”, shared Nastya, 14.
“Education for me is important because in the future, if you are educated, you will go places. I want to be a designer would love to do furniture and fashion design”, she added.
“Our programs are aimed to strongly support the well-being of children during an emergency, giving them the chance to keep learning and interact with fellow children through games, sports, drawings and music”, Operations Director Inos Mugabe.
Katya, 11, shared how she felt calm when I attend the class in World Vision’s informal education program in Brasov, Romania. She further said, “I am also interested in learning the Romanian language so I can talk more with my Romanian friends.”
Katya’s family will move to Bucharest and her parents need to find another school where she can study. “I want to be organized and my teacher told me I have a nice copybook. If I have difficulty understanding things, my teacher is always there to help me”, she added.
World Vision remains committed to provide education opportunities to Ukrainian children through formal and non-formal education via diverse online and offline hybrid modalities ..
She wants to become a gymnast. She said, “This is what I used to do in Ukraine and one of the things I miss from my country. I am attending a class here in Brasov and when we move to Bucharest, my parents promised to look for a gymnastics class for me.”
“World Vision remains committed to provide education opportunities to Ukrainian children through formal and non-formal education via diverse online and offline hybrid modalities made accessible to the internally-displaced, refugees and host communities”, said Salome Ndemi Mullei, Education in Emergencies Technical Advisor.
Liza, 13, shared her love to draw and read books. “I feel relaxed when I attend the class here. I also attended World Vision’s summer camp and I know teacher Olena personally. She has become a good friend of my grandma and my family.”
At least 50 children join the activities and attend the informal classes in CATTIA Business Center in collaboration with UNICEF. The center is a business incubator in Brasov, Romania. It has stepped forward to support Ukrainian refugees through relief and psycho-social services, partnering with World Vision.
World Vision has been active in Romania for more than 30 years and currently supports refugees from Ukraine as well as host communities and institutions with 19 partners in 10 municipalities. World Vision has delivered assistance from the first days of the Ukraine crisis and at present has reached 121,685 people in need.
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By Cecil Laguardia, Communications Director I Photos by Eugene Combo and Chris Lete