Romania

Child Poverty in Romania

Despite strong economic growth recently, child poverty in Romania ranks as the highest among European Union nations. Fifty-one per cent of Romania’s children live in poverty. Many youth are disillusioned and some fall victim to “businessmen” who promise them a better life abroad but are actually tricking them into being trafficked.

World Vision is largely focused on addressing rural poverty and improving the options facing children and youth. An education campaign carried out with local churches helps thousands of children recognize the importance of education and completing their schooling. And a demonstration farm recently provided 500 youths with agricultural skills, with the aim of helping young people feed their families and supplement their income.

Your impact in Romania

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 
 

  • 4 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 478 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 45 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 79 adults learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 9 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 

  • 100 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 2,000 adults and youth learned about sexual and reproductive health, including how to protect themselves against HIV and other STIs
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 

  • 768 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 137 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 25 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 9 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 

  • 20 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 800 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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