Category: Ogra Kids

Ogra High School Students Preparing for Winter

Children, after all, are not just adults-in-the-making. They are people whose current needs and rights and experiences must be taken seriously. — Alfie Kohn A few years back we strated our continuing educational program in Ogra, by supporting the teens that graduated 8th grade to be able to attend high school or vocational school in…

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School Supplies for the Children in Ogra

“Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.” -- Robert M. Hutchins This quote represents best what we are trying to do with the children from the school in…

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The Fruit of Our Work!

This end of spring has been very celebratory for us, as we had so many of our children from different departments graduating High- School and also the university. I remember for years ago, the first week of school in 9th grade for Elemer, Larisa and Denisa, as they walked in the school yard nervous of…

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Meet Our Staff -Nicole Triff

In 2012 I moved to Romania to work with the LOC Foundation in a Roma community in the Prevention of Abandonment Department in Ogra. I originally planned to stay 5 years - 5 years in which I wanted to invest in these people; families, children, adolescents. At first we had different programs with children, where…

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Springing into Programs at Ogra

For the second semester of this school year, we’ve been able to expand our afterschool programs at Ogra in order to give the kids more consistency. This semester, we’re working with around 20 kids from 1st-3rd grade. Each class comes for an hour of homework help, math practice, and reading exercises three days a week.…

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Warm Boots for Children in Ogra

„Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being” Kevin Kruse This quote always reminds me that no matter how much I have, I will not be trully fulfilled unless I invest my time and energy into helping others that are less fortunate than me. I believe this is what our volunteers and…

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Christmas Lights and Happy Faces – Ogra Ministry

Romania has been covered in white, which is perfect to get in the right mood to celebrate Christmas with the children and teens in Ogra. For the past 7 years we organized big Christmas celebrations at the school in Ogra with all our children. This year in April we had to reorganize our programs due…

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Meet Our Staff – Emil Moldovan

Nearly 20 years ago, when I decided to become a volunteer in a social project, most of the people around me gave me funny looks and told me that being a volunteer in an NGO doesn’t help me. On the contrary, for me, working in an NGO provided me with that informal environment in which…

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School Supplies for Children in Ogra

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela When we started our programs in Ogra years ago, one of the things we noticed needs change is education. So many children did not go to school and most of the adults were illiterate. We believe that if the…

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Enjoying the sun!

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury; the time spent engaged in it is not time that could be better spent in more formal educational pursuits. Play is a necessity.” - Kay Redfield Jamieson   Every year in the spring time schools in Romania have a week called “Scoala altfel”…

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