Tag: Adopt a Child

A Craft Room Perspective – Allyson Lim (US summer intern)

It’s so hard to imagine that we now have four weeks of camp under our belts! This past week we had kiddos from Tarnaveni, Balauseri, Sangeorgiu de Padure, and from our very own LOC homes, and we had a blast with them all at camp. We've also had a short term team of 5 people…

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First week of “Strong and Courageous” Day Camp

Week one of camp in Targu Mures has now come to an end, and wow what a week it was! The gym was filled with shouts of verde, albastru, roz, portocaliu, rosu, touquaz and mov. I have never seen so many kids in one place! We had children from group homes all around Targu Mures,…

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Winter season with the LOC kids

LOC Kids hanging out with former intern Stephanie and LOC staffer Becca   The fall of 2014 was full of many changes for the teenagers in our LOC group homes. Several of them were moved to the local dorms, switched houses, endured some staffing changes, and started a new school year with new teachers and…

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Christmas with the gypsy children of Ogra Village

God blessed our work in Ogra this year with many many more regular children, so we had about 180 gypsy children at our Christmas party!!!  Our teenagers helped with the preparation for the big day.  Some of them were involved in the theater and others made many different decorations, so that the majors’ hall would…

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The Grand Opening of Casa “Juliana”

On the 24th of October 2014 took place the official opening of Casa „Juliana”. Casa "Juliana" is a therapeutic transit home for abandoned children from Mures county and it has the capacity of hosting 8 kids. In collaboration with CPS services, children that are abandoned, abused or separated from their families are placed here to…

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The Ogra kids in Livada’s day camps

Another week of camp is down, and the summer is coming to a close fast. This week we had the Green Acre's team joining us to tackle the task of the big kids from Orga. Similar to last week a lot of the kids can't read or write because they are not receiving the right…

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Day Camps in Ogra village

The Ogra camp program is four weeks long and takes place at the village school and consists of sixteen team members. Those include two Livada American interns, three Livada staff (Nicole, Niss, Remi) and eleven Romanian volunteers. The program consists of two parts; mornings with younger children (5-6 years old) and afternoons with middle children…

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Celebrating Easter with the orphan kids

Easter was a special one this year. First, because instead of a regular schedule we had a picnic with each group of children. Although the weather was not favorable for an outside picnic, the children had something special: "indoor picnic"! Secondly, thanks to people who are concerned that these children have special gifts this year,…

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Made with Love

Since November 2013, with small and timid steps we started to put the foundations of an occupational therapy program, addressed to a group of three girls in Rebecca and Ana-Nadia group homes. Work is carried out in a protected setting through weekly meetings at Livada's main office,  where Ibi, Anna and Kati can practice their…

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