Romania

Norwegian Church Aid in Romania

  • Been there since: 2013 (also supported in 1956-1961, 1975-1983, 1989-1995, 1999)
  • Money spent in 2016: 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. ​

The drop out rate from school is very high among Roma. In the project supported by NCA, children have the possibility to attend individual designed education programme to ease the reintroduction in the school system as soon as possible.

The drop out rate from school is very high among Roma. In the project supported by NCA, children have the possibility to attend individual designed education programme to ease the reintroduction in the school system as soon as possible.

What we do

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

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.

Agentina Impreuna

NCA also promotes diversity and tolerance towards Roma minority with partner Agentia Impreuna by promoting Roma history in schools and generating constructive dialogue with local authorities to solve the problems affecting the communities. The projects aims to raise awareness among teachers, students and citizens about holocaust, slavery and the contribution of the Roma to the society’s development. It provides information to fight prejudices and discrimination while raising self-esteem of Roma children. Roma communities are trained to became active citizens,  building collaborative relationships between the members of different ethnic groups able to discuss with local authorities to solve the problems affecting their day by day life.
 

Where we work

​NCA support 2 partners in the Moldova Region, in Roman and Bacau. Advocacy initiatives are organized at national and local level with relevant authorities. ​​

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