Renovation of Casa Pinocchio children’s home in Romania

Romania
infrastructure

In 1966 the infamous Decree 770 was issued by Nicolae Ceausescu, pursuant to which women and doctors were jailed for abortions. Through this regulation, the then president of the socialist party wanted to rapidly increase the birth rate in the country. Yet the “side effect” were thousands of unwanted children referred to orphanages every year. Consequently, violence, hunger and poverty have marked the memories of almost 2 million children growing up at Romanian children’s homes. Today they are adults still struggling to overcome the traumatic memories from the past.

Casa Pinocchio is one of many orphanages in Romania. It is in a very poor state but people living in the vicinity are ready to devote their time and energy in order to improve the living conditions of the orphanage’s small residents. A project consisting in renovating and furnishing the place has been qualified for financial support by Kulczyk Foundation. Its aim is to change the living conditions of 32 children for better. One of the characters of the episode, who wrote many articles devoted to her memories, is a journalist named Denisa. 

Our Foundation supported the project that will improve the quality of life of children staying at Casa Pinocchio, including the renovation of all (6) bedrooms furnishing them with new furniture, the purchase of toys and a computer with a projector. Most of the works were performed by local volunteers.

where we are

Romania

    im warto pomóc

    Case title
    Vişinel Balan Founder of “Drawing Your Own Future” foundation

    He lived in childcare institutions from the age of two. Despite the traumatic events which occurred in his childhood, he decided to take his future in his own hands.
    Vişinel completed education in law and theater, and has just embarked on psychology studies at the University of Bucharest. In 2013, together with his brother he established a foundation called “Drawing Your Own Future”. He wants to show young people that they are able to change their fate just like he did. His organization gives a voice to those who have been living in a hermetic system and had no say.

    Case title
    Lajos Kristof

    He grew up at childcare institutions in the times of dictatorship. He was the smallest and poorest child in the orphanage, so he was beaten by other children who would also steal his food. At the age of 13 he dreamed of becoming a psychologist. He also started writing poems, published his own book and received many awards. He has worked as a volunteer and journalist. A recognized Romanian association called IRSCA Gifted Children, supporting highly gifted students, approved his proposal to publish a magazine on their behalf. Then, they appointed him as an ambassador for talented children in difficult life situations.

    Case title
    Cristian Popovics

    A childhood friend of Lajos. They met in one of orphanages and then reunited after many years. Cristian also spent his childhood in public childcare institutions. By mistake he was referred to an institution for children with mental illnesses.

    Case title
    Catalin Piciorgros

    He is homeless and stays at Concordia night-shelter. He spent his childhood at childcare institutions. He escaped from an orphanage and lives in the street or at the railway station. Concordia provided him with assistance.

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    Kulczyk Foundation will allocate 100% of collected funds to supported infrastructure projects.

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