Every Child Deserves a Story & STEM Volunteer Readers – partnership for promoting reading aloud

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Asociatia OvidiuRo and Progress Foundation have recently signed a partnership in order to support each other in implementing projects that encourage children’s access to books and literacy – Every child deserves a story and STEM Volunteer Readers. The common goal is to make available books and educational materials so that children will have access to […]

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Circle of Security trainings for parents and teachers

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In April, OvidiuRo and Fundatia Noi Orizonturi held the first meeting with parents and preschool teachers within the newly launched pilot-project on parental education – based on the Circle of Security concept regarding early interventions to increase attachment and security in parent-child & teacher – child relationships. The pilot-project is implemented in Gura Sutii, Dambovița […]

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Over 16,000 Children Got Their Own Picture Book to Take Home (January – March)

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Between January – March, 2019, A Story for Every Child pilot program brought 16,400 picture books in the hands of preschoolers living in rural areas, in 12 counties (HR, GR, OT, VS, IL, VN, BH, AR, AB, TR, MS, CL). Also, 500 Master Teachers in these counties were trained by OvidiuRo, in order to conduct […]

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The First Medical Caravan in 2019 reached Stana village, Satu Mare

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On March 16, 2019, OvidiuRo organised, together with Caravana cu Medici NGO, the Paediatric and Women’s Health Caravan in the village of Stana, Socond, in Satu Mare County. For one day, 137 children and 87 women received free consultations for the specialties: paediatrics, radiology, ophthalmology, dentistry, gynaecology and oncology. A total of 52 specialist doctors, […]

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True West – The Alex Fund event in New York

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On January 22nd, supporters of The Alex Fund – old friends and new – gathered for a thrilling performance of Sam Shepard’s iconic play “True West”, starring Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano, on Broadway. Thanks to our donors and the Roundabout Theatre, $20,700 was raised to provide thousands of rural Romanian children with their very […]

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OvidiuRo and the Ministry of Education Sign a New Partnership, for Implementing “A Story for Every Child” Pilot Program

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At the end of January, 2019, OvidiuRo and the Ministry of Education signed a new partnership agreement for implementing A Story for Every Child pilot program, as a base for language, communication, and reading and writing development, for children age 3 – 6. The program has been implemented by OvidiuRo starting September 2018, and will […]

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OvidiuRo Master Teachers Annual Meeting in Sibiu

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At the beginning of February, around 50 preschool teachers participated, in Sibiu, in OvidiuRo’s annual meeting. This 3-days national meeting aimed to bring together all the teachers around the country who volunteered to bring quality early education closer to children, and teachers in poor rural and urban kindergartens. The workshops focused on : – Literacy […]

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Sotron Summer Program 2019

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Starting January, preschool teachers around the country can apply for being a volunteer in our Sotron Summer Program. The challenge for 2019 is to have a volunteer teacher in every community in Romania. The application form can be open here: http://bit.do/eGVcd. Structured as a 2-week module, Șotron Summer Program provides the basis for a new […]

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“A Story for Every Child” continues

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The pilot program that improves the children’s vocabulary – A Story for Every Child – continues. By the end of 2019, OvidiuRo will equip and train teachers in all Romanian counties. The program was launched last autumn, and between September and December, 12 counties benefited from a mix of interventions consisting of teacher training at […]

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“Povesti sub Lupa” brings 50 Reading and Science Corners in poor kindergartens

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OvidiuRo has launched “Povesti sub Lupa”, a project supported by Raiffeisen Bank that is building infrastructure for literacy & science in poor rural communities by equipping 50 kindergarten classrooms with Reading & Science Corners, while creating a network of 50 master teachers working with poor children. Besides a rich experience in kindergarten, the project also […]

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We have started the selection for 40 more Povesti sub Lupa literacy and science corners!

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The application form can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yb4rmdqc The first 10 Povesti sub Lupa pilot-centres have already reached some of the poorest kindergartens in Romania, this spring. Starting September, a reading and science corner will be assembled in 40 more kindergarten classrooms, in the most disadvantaged villages around the country. Also, the preschool teachers working […]

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2018 Sotron Summer Programs regional trainings have started!

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The preschool teachers who want to volunteer this summer to run daily sessions in their kindergartens – a two-week educational module designed and supported by OvidiuRo – are invited to attend one of the regional trainings we are organizing, as follows: Bistrita county (June 20 – 22), Covasna county (June 25 – 29), Valcea county (June […]

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“Povești sub Lupă” brings 50 Reading and Science Corners in poor kindergartens

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OvidiuRo launches Povești sub Lupă, a project supported by Raiffeisen bank that is building infrastructure for literacy & science in poor rural communities by equipping 50 kindergarten classrooms with Reading & Science Corners, while creating a network of 50 master teachers working with poor children. Besides a rich experience in kindergarten, the project also provides […]

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A Story for Every Child Caravan has started! Thousands of preschoolers in poor communities and their parents will attend reading aloud sessions in kindergartens

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Starting February, 2018, Asociatia OvidiuRo is implementing A Story for Every Child Caravan, which aims to (1) raise the quality of literacy development activities in the most disadvantaged kindergartens, and, also (2) train preschool teachers for 2018 Sotron 2 educational module. The project is going to be implemented during this school semester, in partnership with […]

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Hai la grădiniță! Grants Expected to Bring Early Education to Over 400 More Rural Children

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For the second year in a row, Asociatia OvidiRo is encouraging rural communities to enroll all their 3-to-5-year-old children in grădiniță. Projects in 20 kindergartens in disadvantaged communities will ensure that no child is turned away from the local grădiniță due to lack of space. Selected schools will receive €1,200 in cash – to be […]

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Fiecare copil merită o poveste! Caravan begins Over 20,000 picture books will be distributed in disadvantaged communities.

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The caravan has began in February, in Satu Mare county, and aims to increase children’s exposure to new vocabulary and the world of books in kindergartens and, also, to train preschool teaches for Sotron Doi and Ateliere de Vara educational modules. The project will be implemented with the support of ‘host kindergartens’ in poor areas […]

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OvidiuRo training sessions for 130 more beneficiary teachers from Maramureș region

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OvidiuRo training sessions for literacy and quality early education continue for 130 more beneficiary teachers from Maramureș region. During these training sessions we promote an educational philosophy that focuses on children’s needs and natural curiosity and teaching methods that rely on interactivity, critical thinking and continuous exploration. This year we support teachers who work with children from […]

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Pay It Forward! 2 Euro Monthly SMS Donations to Provide Poor Children with Their First Book

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OvidiuRo’s 2017-2018 SMS Draw Campaign to Support Early Quality Education and Literacy in Poor Rural Communities OvidiuRo call all supporters to Pay It Forward – donate 2 Euro / month for the acquisition of books for the poorest children in Romania and contribute to the quality of early education in disadvantaged communities.  The campaigns aims to explain […]

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Ethan Hawke, Reader for a Day in Iazu, Dâmbovița

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Our world is really as good as we make it and one of the things that’s still difficult about being an adult in our world is that if you don’t take time to care about the young people, we leave the world a much worse place. I’m realizing all of a sudden how many older people, […]

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Iași TV Life: The Importance of Early Quality Education

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Over 100 teachers from the Eastern region of Romania were invited by OvidiuRo to the second of a series of 8 regional conferences on quality early education. The sessions emphasize on the importance of education in the first five years of life, with a special focus on educational development of children in poor communities. Quality early childhood education […]

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April, the Preschool Law info package month

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This month, 15,000 Fiecare Copil în Grădiniță desk calendars have reached the local teams involved in the implementation of the Preschool Law (Law. 248/2015)*. Social workers, mayors and principals across the country can now rely on a useful instrument for following and meeting their legal attributions and deadlines. These desk calendars mean to support local […]

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Application for the Dalcroze workshops OPEN

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In support of the community of teachers implementing Șotron schools, OvidiuRo is organizing and hosting two Dalcroze Rythmics Workshops on April 28 and 29. The Workshops will be delivered by rythmic professor and technique developer Anne-Claire Rey-Belletat from Jaques-Dalcroze Institute in Geneva. More information on the content, schedule and the enrollment procedure for these workshops, on […]

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Maria Gheorghiu: What I Know Best is About Education and Poverty

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(interview) Leslie Hawke – Advocating for Diversity

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You’ve spent most of your life in the United States, a country which seems to have gathered all the minorities in the world. How did you perceive diversity while living in the US? What are the differences you’ve spotted between the Americans and Romanians when it comes to tolerance? The English novelist EM Forester said […]

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DOR: Maria Danced With the Mountains

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Full article (only available in Romanian for now) here.

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(Interview) Romanian Stories: Leslie Hawke, The Woman Who Dedicated her Life to Philantropy. She Helped Thousands of Romanian Poor Children Go to School

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Donate a Book for The Poorest of Children Campaign

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On September 2016, The Romanian post company “Poşta Română” launched a book donation campaign benefitiing children from the pilot FCG program in Gura Șuții, Dâmbovița.  The Campaign’s call to action – “Donate a book for the kids who need one” was communicated among Poșta Română employees and during the “Strada de C’Arte” Festival and book fair, between September 21 – 25. More info […]

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A Summer of Reading Big Books to Poor Children

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An Alternative Weekend in Oraselul Cunoasterii

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30 teachers from the FCG communities benefited from an Applied Science Class, thanks to our partner GSK Due to this, during the “Saptamana Altfel” program (Alternative School) , the teachers will work and experiment with the children in their classes on how to be “detectives of the subtances”, how to make liquid soap and many […]

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(Română) Lansare concurs național Fiecare Copil în Grădiniță

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Romanian Prime Minister: In January, we will sign the decision on allocating money for incouraging preschool attendance

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“We intend to continue the project that encourages preschool attendance with the food coupon incentive, that was started by the old Government. In the beginning of January we will come up with the decision on applying this law.” “When you live below the poverty line, the future is really not your first concern for the […]

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President signs landmark legislation encouraging early education for all

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28 October.  President Klaus Iohannis signed the bill that will finance a national program to encourage impoverished parents of 3-5 year old children to send their children to grădiniță every day. Based on OvidiuRo’s highly successful Fiecare Copil in Gradinita model, parents living under the poverty line throughout Romania will receive food coupons worth 11 € per month if their child attends preschool every day. Read the law, here.

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Without education dreams vanish…

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Download PDF here(available in Romanian).

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Dambovita Media Report

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15 June 2015 Please download PDF here.

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Pro TV : Local team volunteers that bring the poorest children to kindergarten

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Why Gradinita Is Good For Romania

Early education is positively correlated to higher graduation, higher employment, and lower incarceration rates. Preschool Education and Its Lasting Effects: Research and Policy Implications, W. Steven Barnett, Rutgers University, 2008 In 2013, President Barack Obama called for making preschool available to every 4-year-old in America, opening a national discussion that continues to permeate the front […]

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Medical Caravan in Budila

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Brasov Media Day

2 July 2014 Find out more about the event here.

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Digi 24 Brașov: OvidiuRo militates for the education of the poorest children

25 June 2014

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The Halloween Charity Ball is back!

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After a strategic hiatus for three years, the famous Halloween Charity Ball at Palatul Parlamentului will happen again this year on 25 October. Leslie Hawke, co-founder of OvidiuRo says that it’s time to celebrate how far the country has come in its awareness and concern about the under-education of poor children, and the resulting lost human potential, especially in the rural half of Romania.

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Pro TV: 40 volunteer doctors examined children in a Sibiu village

The classrooms from Nou village were transformed into medical examination rooms for a couple of days 27 medicine school students from the Carol Davila of University Bucharest , accompanied by 12 medical specialists , offered free consultations to the people in the village.

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The gift that keeps on giving

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Offer your loved one the best Valentine’s Day present and give a poor child a chance to a better life through education.

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Giving thanks to our donors

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Small Change Big Difference

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For the third year in a row, the Athenee Palace Hilton selected OvidiuRo for its “Small Change Big Difference” campaign.

Check out the photos in the front and back lobbies of the Hilton, promoting Fiecare Copil in Gradinita.

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OvidiuRo at GBS Talks by HP

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OVR cofounder Leslie Hawke attended last week’s event GBS Talks, organized by HP monthly. She spoke to a packed room of HP employees and guests, on the importance of early education. The event gives participants the opportunity to discuss about current issues.

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ProTV: OvidiuRo continues its program “Fiecare Copil in Gradinita”. See how 82 children from Brasov are being helped

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Almost half of the 170 children in Budila who are between 3-5 years old live in poverty. OvidiuRo gives the families food coupons if the children attend preschool every day. Without this assistance, it would be almost impossible for the poorest kids to get the early education that they so desperately need.

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(Română) The New York Times: Nine More Years On, and Still Talking

(Română) “Each of the “Before” movies is a window onto a stage of life, sharply attuned to the possibilities and disappointments of one’s 20s, 30s and 40s. But collectively, they have become something larger: a continuing participatory experiment in embodying the passage of time. The long intervals between the films are gaps for projection – each new installment is bittersweet proof that the characters and actors on screen have changed, and we along with them”.

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Tarom Insight: Tarom asks, Leslie Hawke answers, June, 2012

“What takes most of your time lately?”.They ask. “Convincing the Romanian government to motivate impoverished parents to send their kids to preschool by linking their children’s daily attendance to food coupons”, she answers.

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Blogunteer.ro, September 2011

Leslie Hawke: “I do not think you can change attitudes through slogans and ad campaigns.”

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Adevărul, August 27, 2011

The game that takes place ​​instead of kindergarten. For the full text version in Romanian switch to Limba Romana

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Hurry Up & Wait!

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Why Slow Beats Fast When Comes to Educating the Poor. When is the best time to plant a walnut tree? Twenty years ago.When is the second best time to plant a walnut tree? NOW!

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The One, June 2011

Maria Gheorghiu, co-founder of OvidiuRo, is what we call “a social architect”. She has developed programs to help thousands of poor children. She’s organized countless workshops for teachers to help them work with and integrate impoverished children in school. Her educational philosophy is dynamic, interactive and child-centered.

For the full text version in Romanian switch to Limba Romana.

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Adevarul, May 23, 2011

Absence of preschool increases risk of school abandonment. To counter these negative effects, OvidiuRo and the Ministry of Education are inviting, for the second year in a row, all mayors in Romania to apply for funds to help them get every poor 3-6 year old child in preschool and kindergarten.

For the full text version in Romanian switch to Limba Romana

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Forbes Romania, May 12, 2011

“The success of the future generation conditional on early education”
OvidiuRo launches for the second year in a row „Fiecare Copil in Gradinita”.

For the full text version in Romanian switch to Limba Romana

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proKid.ro, May 5, 2011

There is a huge body of international research that shows that early sensory and mental deprivation result in major learning disabilities. In other words, the environment children live in for their first 5 years affects their ability to function successfully for the rest of their lives. So if you want to prepare children from impoverished families to reach their human potential you HAVE to intervene when they are very young.

For the full text version in Romanian switch to Limba Romana

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Business Arena, April 29, 2011

Corporate Social Responsibility policy is increasingly an integral part of corporate development planning in Romania. This is a strategic approach to corporate giving as a long term investment in social capital rather than merely “charity”. A good illustration of CSR is the partnership between OvidiuRo and Carrefour. This story has everything: characters, action, plot, denouement, and even a sequel.

For the full text version in Romanian switch to Limba Romana

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BRD Magazine – Împreună, April, 2011

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The following article was published in French bank, BRD’s monthly newsletter, sent to their employees in Romania. BRD is a Major Investor in Fiecare Copil in Scoala donating 25,000 euros a year and partnering in various projects with OvidiuRo.
“The children growing up in villages and decaying blocs across Romania are the future – either the future middle class or the future “problem class”. We have a choice – to ignore them and reap the negative consequences of increased unemployment and crime or nurture their social and intellectual development so they are prepared to contribute to society, rather than only to take from it.”
Leslie Hawke is American and she came to Romania in 2000, as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Since then, she has been involved in fighting poverty …

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cabral.ro, April 16, 2011

Cabral Ibacka: “I have designated my beautiful Romanian: Maria Gheorghiu – co-founder of Ovidiu Rom!” For the full text version in Romanian switch to Limba Romana.

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PR Romania, February 15, 2011

The evolution of social media is an opportunity for NGOs in promoting each organization’s mission. The great advantage is that people can get involved in the social, educational and environment causes and form a community who wants to change Romania’s civil society. For the full text version in Romanian switch to Limba Romana.

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Adevărul.ro, February 7, 2011

Unii elevi care provin din medii defavorizate reuşesc să-şi găsească speranţele prin balet. Din august, Adela Vrînceanu, voluntară a Asociaţiei Ovidiu Rom le predă arta baletului câtorva copii de la Şcoala nr. 147 din Bucureşti. For the full text version in Romanian switch to Limba Romana.

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Adevarul.ro, November 10, 2010

Working, begging or going to school? (article available only in Romanian)

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Mediafax.ro, October 31st, 2010

The Halloween Ball raised over 500.000 euro to help 1200 poor children go to kindergarten

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Smart Woman, October 25, 2010

Leslie Hawke: Romania is waisting its most important resource by not educating its poor children

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Bucharest Herald, October 31st, 2010

With Nicolas Cage as guest of honor, the Halloween Ball organized at the Palace of Parliament by Ovidiu Rom Association on Saturday evening gathered over 500,000 Euro from donations, proceeds that will help 1,200 children in Romania go to kindergarten.

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Associated Press, October 10, 2010

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Abel’s parents came to France when he was a month old, hoping to give him a better future. Now that he’s in school, Abel’s mother, Ahka, dreams of seeing him “grow up to be anything he wants.”

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CSR Romania, October 13, 2010

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Leslie Hawke: I care deeply about giving children the opportunities to reach their potential as human beings

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Glare Magazine – September 19, 2010

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“Poverty and social exclusion are always signs of power abuse” – interview with Leslie Hawke

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Adevarul de Seara, September 23, 2010

Leslie Hawke: An entire generation of Roma will be unemployed – the article is in Romanian only.

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Adevarul, September 23, 2010

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Leslie Hawke: Learning from the past – the article is in Romanian only.

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The Economist – September 16, 2010

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Europe’s Romanies have a mostly horrible time. But they are thriving in America.

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The Economist, September 13, 2010

CALL them Gypsies, Romanies or Roma, they represent Europe’s biggest social problem and a stain on its claim to be a superpower at least in terms of the welfare of its citizens.

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Romania Libera, September 17, 2010

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An Open Letter to the Citizens of the European Union, including Romanians

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Variety.com, July 30, 2010

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Ethan Hawke has talked to Variety about his work with a very special charity, and how his mother inspired him in his humanitarian work.

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Biz 200, July 2010

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Leslie Hawke is considered one of Biz People – leaders who make a difference. Her latest projects include continuation of Scoala te face mare campaign and lobby for the new Education Low for including early education mandatory from the age of five.

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Business Review, June 2010

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Long heralded but never actually taking place, the reform of the Romanian education system, vital as it is, might just become reality this time if Parliament, which is currently debating a draft education bill, approves it.

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Oblique TV, June 2010

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Children do not have nationality, they are but innocent souls who cannot choose their parents or their birth place, and neither could we. As adults, we can give a chance to the less fortunate. -the article is in Romanian only.

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Feminis, May 2010

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On May 27 we launched the second edition of the public awareness campaign “Scoala te face mare”. The campaign started in 2009 to encourage and support poor parents to send their children to school or kindergarten in time. – the article is in Romanian only.

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VIVA, May 2010

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The second edition of “Scoala te face mare” was launched by Asociatia Ovidiu Rom, with the support of the Education Ministry and of the Labor Ministry. – the article is in Romanian only.

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Adevarul, May 2010

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Those who don’t get in the educational system in time, are likely to abandon school several years later. Parents should go out on the streets and demand the Government to apply the law and ensure kindergarten places for all children, says Leslie Hawke. – the article is in Romanian only.

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People Magazine, December 2002

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Angel in a strange land Three years after leaving a comfortable life in Manhattan to join the Peace Corps, Leslie Hawke hasn’t had time to look back (PEOPLE, June 17). “We’re busy!” says Hawke, who directs a program in Bacau, Romania, that provides training and jobs to poor Gypsy mothers so their children don’t have […]

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Biography Magazine, December 2002

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Leslie Hawke: Finding Her Mission Halfway Around the World A few years back, Leslie Hawke was in a rut. By all outward measures, she had a good life. She had successfully raised her son, Ethan, the movie star and novelist. She had survived two divorces; various intersecting ca­reers as an Internet publisher, textbook editor, and […]

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Harpers & Queen, 2002

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On the sunny side of the street Abandoned by their own, Romania’s homeless children need support and self-belief to survive their hard-knock lives in the ghetto. And with the help of a movie star’s mother and a Scottish socialite, they’re glimpsing a hopeful future, say Eloise Napier. It’s 5am and the streets are empty, save […]

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Education Statistics

Statistici educationale Rata abandonului scolar la nivelul educatiei primare s-a triplat de la 0,6% in 2000/2001 pana la 1,8% in 2007/2008. In aceeasi perioada, rata abandonului pentru clasele gimnaziale a crescut de patru ori – de la 0,6% pana la 2,3%.[1] Copiii romi nescolarizati reprezinta 80% din numarul total al copiilor nescolarizati din Romania.[2] Inscrierea […]

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People Magazine, June 2002

Three years ago, at the age of 48, Leslie Hawke had one great source of pride: her actor son Ethan, married to actress Uma Thurman and a young father himself. Beyond that, Leslie—twice divorced, dissatisfied with a long—running romance and bored with her job as a Manhattan Internet publishing executive-felt she didn’t have much to […]

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Gothamist, May 2007

The 1960’s ended 35 years ago, but don’t tell that to Leslie Hawke, 52. In 2000 this Ft. Worth native left her well paying management position at a high flying tech company to join the Peace Corps at an age when most people who can afford it are contemplating early retirement. Android and IOS apps […]

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Vivid, October 2007

Most estimates put the number of people of Roma descent in Romania between 2 and 2.5 million. In the communities where my organisation works, children make up approximately half the population. Thus, of the 4.5 million children under 18 in Romania, we estimate that a million or 20 per cent (that’s one in five children) […]

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Romania libera, October 2007

Asociatia Ovidiu Rom, condusa de Leslie Hawke, mama actorului american Ethan Hawke, a readus pe bancile scolii peste 500 de tineri fara posibilitati. Alti 1.700 de copii, dintre care multi nu stiau culorile sau sa numere, au urmat cursuri intensive de recuperare a decalajelor. internet download crack http://ambitorrent.com android apk games flash online

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Romania libera, January 2008

  Se numeste Anca Celestina Cipriana si a obtinut distinctia “Invatatorul Anului” la o gala de strangere de fonduri organizata de Asociatia “Ovidiu Rom” in scopul educarii copiilor din familiile dezavantajate. Locuieste in orasul Abrud din Muntii Apuseni si de zece ani parcurge zilnic 10 kilometri pe jos pentru a ajunge la scoala din satul […]

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Vivid, May 2008

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Vivid meets Leslie Hawke, the co-founder of Ovidiu Rom, a prominent Romanian charity that aims to see every child in school and on the path to high school graduation by the year 2020…

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Gala Societatii Civile

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Avand in vedere cresterea ratei abandonului scolar, Asociatia Ovidiu Rom, Asociatia Telefonul Copilului, Ministerul Educatiei, Cercetarii si Inovarii, Autoritatea Nationala…

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Cotidianul, June 2009

Andreea Marin, Cabral, Damian Drăghici, Dana Deac şi Dan Bittman sunt protagoniştii campaniei publicitare ce promovează campania „Şcoala te face mare”, iniţiată la începutul lunii iunie de Asociaţia Ovidiu Rom şi Asociaţia Telefonul Copilului, şi dezvoltată de…

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Strada 32, June 2009

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You are a New Yorker, mother of well renowned celebrity, Ethan Hawke. In 2000, after 20 years of management experience in US hi tech companies you chose to join the Peace Corps and established yourself in Bacau, Romania, to support…

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Acasa, June 2009

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Luni, 15 iunie 2009, este ziua debutului oficial al campaniei “Scoala te face mare”. Aceasta initiativa a fost initiata de Asociatia Ovidiu Rom si Asociatia Telefonul Copilului, care au apelat la cateva celebritati din Romania…

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121, July 2009

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Avand in vedere cresterea continua a abandonului scolar, cinci celebritati romane si-au pus la dispozitie timpul si imaginea pentru a promova mesajul ca TOTI copiii din Romania…

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Desteptarea, July 2009

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Ovidiu Rom launched in Bacau a campaign with a simple message: “School makes you big. If you know a child who isn’t in school, help him/her! Call 116 111″… – the article is in Romanian only.

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News ONG, August 2009

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The first results of “Scoala te face mare” campaign are public. – the article is in Romanian only.

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Desteptarea, August 2009

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One month ago, Asociatia Ovidiu Rom was launching the “Scoala te face mare” campaign, in order to raise awareness on the importance of early education. – the article is in Romanian only.

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Financiarul, September 2009

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Leslie Hawke, the president of Ovidiu Rom, talks in an exclusive interview for „Financiarul“ about the differences in the local business environment and the American one, and about the challenges she encountered in Romania. – the article in in Romanian only.

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Cotidianul, October 2009

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Madonna donated one of her favorite Christian Dior pair of shoes to help Roma children in Romania go to school. – the article is in Romanian only.

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Evenimentul zilei, October 2009

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Madonna donated one of her favorite Christian Dior pair of shoes for the fifth edition of the Halloween Charity Ball which will take place on October 31st, at the Palatul Parlamentului. – the article is in Romanian only.

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Evenimentul zilei, November 2009

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An improvised kindergarten classroom and the small green chair on which Ethan Hawke sat at the ad hoc press conference… – the article is in Romanian only.

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Huffington Post, October 2009

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Actor Ethan Hawke on Saturday praised Madonna for her boldness in speaking out against discrimination against Gypsies, words that provoked boos from thousands of fans at her concert in Romania…

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Adevarul, November 2009

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According to the first evaluations, 250.000 euros come from selling tickets, and 90.000 euros are the result of the donations made in the evening of the event. – the article is in Romanian only.

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Tonic, January 2010

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When I interviewed Leslie Hawke, she was the second woman I’d spoken to in two weeks who had altered her life in a single moment. The decision of both women was spontaneous, for the most part, yet not without intellect. Nor, of course, without the wisdom of a life lived (so far)…

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