In Romania those born with special needs are often discounted and shunned by their communities – a hangover from the brutal Ceaușescu regime. AMAR is helping to change this by bringing together volunteers from mainstream schools with disabled youngsters. But we urgently need your support to continue our pioneering community action scheme.
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Under the brutal Ceaușescu regime, children with disabilities were believed to be a source of national shame. They were either snatched from or abandoned by their parents. Taken into brutal institutions, they were horribly mistreated and abused.
Conditions have improved, but social attitudes to these children have not. Those born with special needs are often discounted and shunned by their communities.
Through AMAR’s Community Action programme, Rosaura, who is deaf, has been able to take centre stage in dance events and make lots of new friends with other youngsters, both disabled and non-disabled.
AMAR is helping to alleviate the isolation of disabled children and tackle damaging social attitudes. More than 180,000 children and young adults now benefit from a unique programme that brings together volunteers from mainstream schools with disabled youngsters.
They work side by side on projects and events, which provide social, cultural and educational development for the disabled children and help to develop skills such as commitment, resourcefulness and initiative for their partners.
How can I help?
We urgently need your support to continue our pioneering community action scheme. Any amount, large or small, will make a real difference to some of Romania’s most vulnerable children.
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