Category: Ogra Kids

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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Boots for Children in Need from Mures County

Winters in Romania are cold and for the children that come from poor conditions the situation is even worse. For the past year we received a winter boots donation from Metro Ministries Romania. We were so blessed this year that we were able to give to the children from the gypsy community in Ogra who…

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Successful Christmas Project „Give From the Heart”

„Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others.” Thomas S. Monson   About two months ago, after coming home from one of our programs in Ogra one evening, I was talking to my niece…

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Support Group for the Preteens in Ogra

„In my world there are no bad kids, just impressionable, conflicted young people wrestling with emotions and impulses, trying to communicate their feelings and needs the only way they know how.”                                                …

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Happy Smiles!

One of the greatest struggles in our work at Ogra is teaching the importance of hygiene to a community that wasn’t taught for generations, a community that also doesn’t have the financial situation to buy all the products necessary for a good hygiene. We realized that we can’t ask the children to wash their own…

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