Romania Project 2 - Comanesti
NEW PLAYGROUND PROJECT in ROMANIA
It was in 2020 that Flame Trust built a playground for children with physical and mental disabilities at a home in Sighet, Maramures in Romania (see more here on this first project).
Successfully directed and delivered by Calin Rezmuves, Flame’s ‘Practical Assistant’ and also from Romania, a new playground was constructed - on budget, and to a very high standard. It received National acclaim, and was featured on TV.
Consequently, other opportunities and invitations have been explored and after a careful feasibility process, Flame is excited to announce that work will commence on a second playground in 2022.
The project will again be directed by Calin, but will be also in partnership with ‘Crai Nou’ public kindergarten and Habitat for Humanity, where Flame has established strong links.
The Kindergarten has 128 children – many with learning difficulties and from challenged backgrounds - in a very poor neighbourhood of COMANESTI – a small town near to BACAU. The school has systematically been excluded from investment by the local municipality over many years.
The building itself is very old and although it used to enjoy a playground facility, this was dismantled so as not to cause an accident for the children.
Construction will begin in the second half of 2022 and the cost is likely to be approximately £15,000. There is a large plot of land (pictured above) that will be used for this purpose, and the recreational facilities will feature swings and other suitable equipment, rest areas and spaces for external therapy.
Please consider whether this is something that you and/or your fellowship could support. Full information and details on how you can support the new project are here.