International Ministries

STEP Day Center in Romania

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.

Goal: $2,335.15

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.

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.

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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.