STEP Day Center in Romania
About This Mission Project
Being a gypsy in Romania means a life of acute poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, no health care and low life expectancy.
The Obed Day Center provides schooling and programs for the Roma gypsy children. It runs a preschool program to help 20 children reach their full potential. The Center provides a qualified and understanding teacher to help the children develop good relationships while they learn colors, numbers and letters and play.
The Student Tuition Education Program (STEP) provides funds to the Obed Day Center for classroom supplies, snacks, a daily lunch, a backpack and clothing and classroom utilities.
- $100 buys 25 picture books.
- $250 provides toys and educational games.
- $500 feeds all the students a lunch every day for three months.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $2,335.15 to purchase materials locally, provide student lunches and cover utilities for the Obed Day Center in Romania.
The purpose is to provide 20 Roma gypsy children with a preschool experience that will equip them with basic relationship skills and education before entering school.
Project Ruth will manage the funds for the Obed Day Center with oversight by Miahi Ciopasiu.
It is anticipated that this project will improve these children’s chances of thriving when they enter grade school and that it will give them the educational support they lack.
Connect to This Mission Project
- Pray with the staff of Project Ruth and their partners in Romania that support from this mission project will enable the Obed Day Center to thrive and eventually expand to other locations.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Romania/Obed Day Center on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
Some of the Roma children at the Obed Day Center come from overcrowded and understaffed orphanages. For many, this is their first encounter with learning. They leave behind difficult conditions and become like normal children. They laugh and play and learn under the supervision of a teacher trained in social work to understand the unique challenges the children face.