In conjunction with Hope and Homes Romania, we are involved in facilitating life-changing educational camps in Baia Mare. Through volunteers from companies like Salesforce, Microsoft, Netflix, Apple, IBM, and others, we create educational camps for vulnerable and abandoned youth.
Volunteer Recruitment and Stakeholder Commitment
Our work in Romania:
English: Our team of volunteers taught English skills to the community as a way to help them find jobs outside of Romania and in other countries in the EU.
Computer: Through the generous support of Salesforce.org and a donation of 24 computers over 2 years, we established a computer program in Romania. Our focus was teaching the community job-related computer skills such as resume building, job searching, Microsoft Office and Google Suite. Our volunteers also taught business skills to HHC staff and how to better use technology in their work.
Workforce Development skills: Our skilled volunteers focused on teaching soft skills to the community. These skills included: job interview skills, career planning, budgeting, and others.
Resiliency Training and Social Impact: Throughout different forums all participants (V2I volunteers, local volunteers, HHC staff etc.) introduced discussions about shame, vulnerability, empathy, the ways in which we construct false stories to make sense of confusing or difficult situations, and much more. Some full days were set aside for play and social bonding with all participants. Special resiliency training sessions were set up between HHC staff and CCPA to help align their impact on the children and further develop their working relationship.