Ukrainian refugees and families displaced in the war-torn country share moments of their lives. Join us in praying through their stories as families continue to cope every day and look for hope during this conflict.
Why World Vision is in Romania
The COVID-19 crisis and the months-long restrictions imposed in Romania beginning in March 2020 hit rural schools and students hardest. About 40% of students from disadvantaged communities didn’t attend online classes, mostly due to lack of resources like internet or a place to study. Systemic poverty, a structural imbalance in school funding, and a general lack of preparedness for online education compounded kids’ learning struggles. About 60% of parents didn’t work at all during the lockdown months, since much of the work in the countryside is day laboring — the first jobs to disappear when the pandemic hit. Also, Romania’s healthcare system was overwhelmed by the disruptions in care, and the logistics of vaccine delivery in rural areas pose significant challenges: Decades of underinvestment have left entire communities with limited access to doctors or health facilities. Thanks to strong educational support from World Vision, 94% of our sponsored high school seniors passed their graduation exams, and 4,000 sponsored children made up missed classes through summer programs. Partnering with the government, we’re helping rural families we serve overcome barriers to vaccine access.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Romania
World Vision's staff in Romania are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For children in Romania who are born in poverty, to protect them from harm; to help them keep their courage and strength in the face of adversity; and to help them learn, stay in school, and reach for a brighter future.
For our hardworking teachers and doctors, to have strength of mind and body to help our children overcome this dark time.
News from Romania
Learn how World Vision is caring for Ukrainian refugees as well as people in neighboring countries who are opening their homes, volunteering to serve, and working to create a sense of home in this time of trouble.
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