OvidiuRo’s Christmas Wish


This year, kindergartens with no running water, heated by wood-burning Soba stoves – are filled to capacity with eager 3, 4 and 5 year olds because of Fiecare Copil in Gradinita.

OvidiuRo is working to change national policy so  impoverished children can benefit from early education.   We are also collaborating with the World Bank in designing a study on the effect of parent incentives on children’s preschool attendance and learning.
OvidiuRo is helping to improve the lives, and potential life outcomes, of over 1400 children in 11 counties and Bucharest — children who are at high risk of dropping out before the 5th grade!  With your help we can affect the lives of many times more and change early education policy in Romania for good. News video.

Best wishes for the New Year,

Leslie Hawke & Maria Gheorghiu

“Since going to gradinita, my kids behave better. They even know some poems. God, I hope they have a better life than we do.”

These were the words of an illiterate mother whose children are going to preschool thanks to our program Fiecare Copil in Gradinita.

Here is our Christmas wish: that you will support our efforts to educate Romania’s poorest children by setting up an automatic monthly donation (“Direct pentru Copii“). A big thank you to all those who have already signed on!
Beneficiary name:

Asociatia OvidiuRo

Fiscal Code: 16405035


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