Support for children from Sibiu County with parents who have gone abroad
SOS Children’s Villages, together with its partners SOS Children’s Village Norway and the General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection Sibiu, launched on June 16, 2021 the project “Development of an intervention model for children in vulnerable situations in Sibiu County”, funded by the Romanian Fund for Social Development (RSDF), through the Local Development Programme.
The project aims to support 480 children from vulnerable families in the towns of Agnita and Avrig and in the communes of Ațel, Brăteiu, Slimnic and Valea Viilor, by developing and implementing an intervention model to prevent the separation of children from families, by facilitating to them and to their families access to social, educational and employment services.
“We work with biological families to prevent the separation of children from their parents. In Sibiu County we have been carrying out activities to prevent the separation of family children since 2004. The main areas in which we have been active are Cisnădie, Sibiu, Roșia, Sadu, Vurpăr and Chirpăr. Now is a time when, with this project, we are expanding into six other communities. At the same time, we continue what we started in 2015-2016, when we implemented, together with DGASPC Sibiu, a project through which we developed the first social diagnosis of Sibiu County “, said, during the launch event, Mrs. Nicoleta Moldovanu, program development director within SOS Children’s Villages Romania.
The previous project was also funded by the RSDF, through the RO10 Programme Children and Youth at Risk and Local and Regional Initiatives to Reduce National Inequalities and Promote Social Inclusion, funded by the EEA Grants 2009-2014.
The project “Development of an intervention model for children in vulnerable situations in Sibiu County” benefits from a funding of 500,338 euros, offered by the Norway Grants 2014-2021. The project was funded under the Local Development Call, which aimed to help increase the access of disadvantaged groups to quality social services.