Romania – The Domino Effect

TVN, 11:00
3 May 2015
Domino effect

Casa Pinocchio is one of many children’s homes in Romania. It is in a very poor state but people living nearby are ready to devote their time and energy to improve the living conditions of the home’s young residents. A project to renovate and furnish the place has been selected for financial support by Kulczyk Foundation. Its aim is to change the conditions that 32 children live in for the better. Romanian children’s homes are a difficult topic. In 1966, the infamous Decree 770 was issued by Nicolae Ceausescu, in which women and doctors were jailed for having and doing abortions. Via this regulation, the then-president of the socialist party wanted to rapidly increase the birth rate in the country. Yet the ‘side effect’ was thousands of unwanted children showing up orphanages every year. We kindly invite you to watch the episode available in Polish at:,1991/odcinek-4,S02E04,50418.html

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