Norwegian Church Aid in Romania
- Been there since: 2013 (also supported in 1956-1961, 1975-1983, 1989-1995, 1999)
- Money spent in 2017: 1.8 million NOK
NCA supports a community center for the poor in Roman, a town in the Romanian region of Moldova. The center has a comprehensive and integrated approach with a focus on education and job creation, social inclusion and health services. NCA also promotes diversity and tolerance towards Roma minority, promoting Roma history in schools and generating constructive dialogue with local authorities to solve the problems affecting the communities.
There is no representation in the country and HO in Oslo supports the programme. The program is run by our partners Fundatia Umanitara Pacea and Agentia Impreuna
Fundatia Umanitara Pacea is an NGO created by the catholic Franciscan Order. They run a kindergarten, a school, a health clinic, education for adults and outreach health and social services. They focus particularly on children, who need stability, education and safety in order to escape the poverty trap and become active citizens.
The long-term goal is to secure the Roma population access to public schooling, health services and jobs as well as the opportunity to engage politically at all levels in society.
NCA support 2 partners in the Moldova Region, in Roman and Bacau. Advocacy initiatives are organized at national and local level with relevant authorities.