Dolj's Community is graduating

In 2018, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Doji has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

The Dolj community is located in Romania's southwest plains region, which is crossed by seven rivers that flow into the Danube. The community was named after the main river that crosses it, the Jiu. Along this part of the river, an important agricultural area was made from the silts brought by the river, called the Jiu Meadow. The climate is temperate-continental, characterized by hot, semi-arid summers and long-lasting winters.

When World Vision partnered with the Dolj community, the main challenges families faced included the absence of jobs and a lack of opportunities for farmers to sell their produce at fair prices. Children's education was affected by poor school infrastructure and quality of instruction. Access to adequate health care wasn't possible for most families, without enough doctors, clinics, or medical resources.

Today, thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Dolj has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Doji has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  
  • 58.7% of adolescents reported they participate in the decision-making process of local government in 2017 increasing from 37.8% in 2015, making communities more responsive to the needs and rights of children and youth
  • 57.0% of adolescents identified themselves as thriving in the ladder of life in 2017 increasing from 11.7% in 2014; they report significantly fewer health problems, fewer sick days, less worry, stress, sadness, anger, and more happiness, enjoyment, interest, and respect.
  • 2 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 2 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 104 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 264 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 9 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 1 school was upgraded to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 100 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 2,000 people including children learned to protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
  • 20 people 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Explore Dolj

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

Celebrate with Dolj

Today, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency. Because of the dedication and partnership of Canadians like you, the community is empowered and ready to continue developing on its own—and that’s something to celebrate!
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Dolj has completed Phase 3 in 2018

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!