New project in Romania

By Sallie Grayson. Filed in project news  |  
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For those of you who would rather not travel too far !!! we now offer you an opportunity to volunteer in Romania.

Romania is a country of great natural beauty and diversity with a rich cultural heritage – scenic mountain landscapes; unspoilt rural areas; historic cities – but broad economic poverty remains, especially in rural areas and in the south-east of the country.

In most communities, there is little social care and very poor health care – a situation exacerbated by ingrained attitudes to the physically or mentally impaired and resultant marginalisation. The government has introduced laws to support disabled residents and their families, but in reality the funding is inadequate for full implementation, and public perception is still that care-funding should be diverted to those who can make a positive contribution to society, rather than improving the standard of living for all.This project works with Downs Syndrome children and their families

We need the following volunteers

  • social workers
  • special needs teachers
  • occupational therapists
  • sports and play therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • speech therapists
  • special needs nurses

The country’s medical and social services are impoverished, struggling to cope with the immensity of need, and many staff are ill-trained as well as being underpaid.
Learn more about the project here

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