Laurențiu is the oldest from a family of five children. I write to you about him with lots of emotion, because I was a part of many "firsts" in his life. I was there for his first time in a city, his first summer camp, his first time in a grocery store, his first time on the train, his first time at a restaurant – and many more.
Laurențiu is a happy kid – he is smart, a hard worker and full of life. But his life is difficult because he carries burdens no child should have to carry. His mother has special needs and his father does not support his family. Often, ten-year-old Laurențiu cares for the house and his little siblings.
Our Poverty Prevention team has become deeply involved in his life.
We regularly give him the opportunity to come to Arad to socialize and to learn daily life skills like personal hygiene, how to clean his house and how to navigate a bustling city.
We believe each child has a right to be educated, and we work hard to give them the opportunities and support they need to thrive. By doing so, we are helping to raise a better society!