We are working with two projects in Romania, Casa Silvia and Casa Harului.
Casa Silvia is a home for six children with learning disabilities and autism in Marghita in Romania who are supported by Christian staff. Some of the children have come from institutions where life is very grim with little stimulation and love. Now they live in a home where there is a practical out pouring of God’s love and grace.
Silvia is a happy teenager, chatty and lively who likes to help with the household chores. Lavinia is 14 years old and is starting to use speech and make decisions about what she likes and does not like! Teenage twins Remus and Marius are growing fast and need a lot of love and attention. Alina – a 4year old is learning to sit up and take notice of the things around her. Diana is the newest addition – a 8 year old with a mischievous grin!
Lidia Micula, a Romanian lady is director of Casa Silvia and leads the home with a team of kind committed staff from the local area.
Casa Harului is a permanent camp built in the hills above Deva in Central Romania, supported by a number of British churches and organisations.
Prospects volunteers first got involved in 2008 when Beni and Maria who run the camp wanted to develop work amongst parents which children with learning disabilities. Since then the work has now progressed to 3 camps a year being run.
While the children enjoy fun and activities Prospects volunteers and others run classes to ensure the parents learn how to assess and support their children when they return to their towns. This has resulted in self help groups springing up which involve children and adults in simple tasks... a small start in a country which has little provision for people with disabilities.