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TVR Iasi-The FCG caravan arrives in Botosani and Iasi

The Eastern Romania regional branch of the national TV broadcaster – TVR Iași, covering the subject of the high risk of poverty among Romania’s children, the details of the National FCG Program and OvidiuRo’s recruiting Caravan in two of the counties with the highest numbers of potential beneficiaries of the food coupons for kindergarten. TV feature only available […]

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TvPlus-Summer Caravan in Suceava

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Maria Gheorghiu, State Counselor for Combating Poverty

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Message from OvR cofounder Leslie Hawke: I am proud to announce that OvidiuRo’s co-founder Maria Gheorghiu has joined the Prime Minister’s Chancellery as State Counselor for Combating Poverty. Maria has taken a leave of absence from OvidiuRo to work directly with the Ministries of Education, Labor, Finance, and EU Funds to translate Prime Minister Dacian […]

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Digi24: Inside reportage. The european country where millions of people live in extreme poverty

(Română) Un material foarte interesant, despre cercul vicios al sărăciei și despre soluțiile propuse, cu intervenția Mariei Gheorghiu, cofondator Asociația OvidiuRo.

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GREEN LIGHT for Fiecare Copil in Grădiniță Law

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Asociația OvidiuRo (OvR) announced the passage of the Government Decision approving the secondary legislation for Law 248/2015 regarding “preschool participation stimulation for destitute families and distribution procedure for the social coupon incentives”. The secondary legislation underwent the required 10-day public consultation procedure from 5-14 January and the program will officially start on 15 February 2016 – the first day of the second semester.

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Librarians, teachers and children-partners for diversity & equality

Sorry, this entry is only available in Română.

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Early education- a priority for Brasov, Dambovita and Dolj

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May 28, 2014 1000 extremely impoverished children from Brasov, Dambovita and Dolj counties will be able to attend kindergarten in September thanks to the grant OvidiuRo got through Fondul ONG in Romania. 500 of them will benefit of Fiecare Copil in Gradinita for the first time. With them, 800 parents and over 100 teachers and […]

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Leslie Hawke featured in this month’s Forbes Romania

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The May issue of Forbes Magazine spotlights some of Romania’s most influential women — and among those featured is OvidiuRo’s cofounder Leslie Hawke. At the award ceremony Monday night, she accepted the “Award for Excellence in Education” on behalf of the 22 women at OvidiuRo who have made OvidiuRo one of the most respected NGOs in the country.

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Transilvania Reporter: Cluj, ahead of New York on early education for the poorest children

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“Meal coupons are a great incentive for poor parents and that’s how we give severely impoverished children have a change to be integrated in our society” noted Maria Gheorghiu.

Leslie Hawke added that ” Maria and I have been working on this for 14 years and we concluded that kds who attend preschool have a much better chance of succeeding in life”

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Pro TV: OvidiuRo provides glasses for the poorest children of Romania

For the poorest children of Romania that need glasses, like Adriana (5 years old, video), a visit to the doctor’s office could mean spending the family’s monthly income. Therefore the parents can’t afford to take them to be examined and the issues only get worse. All over the country, hundreds of kids have medical problems that remain untreated.

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2014 Ambassadors’ Early Education Initiative

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This week’s luncheon at Italian Ambassador Diego Brassioli’s residence was attended by 11 ambassadors to Romania. Subject: Early Education for Roma Children. Concern about the migration of uneducated, unskilled EU citizens is helping drive foreign efforts to increase educational opportunity for Romania & Bulgaria’s poorest children.

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