FAVOR, Bacau, Romania
FCF project FAVOR in Bacau, Romania, established a computer-training center and transitional home for young women. Their program has become a model for local officials. They report:
“Our Computer Training Center at Bacau Placement Center No.2 provides high-school-aged orphans with important vocational skills, as well as new hope.
Most of the girls have gotten training with us in computer skills, and learned English, as well as grown tremendously in self-esteem, and have a lot to offer the world. We also help them to find employment and/or get enrolled in further job-training courses.
We established a transitional home for these young women as it is almost impossible for most orphanage graduates to find a decent place to live due to a severe shortage of housing and very low wages. Many end up on the street.
In our transitional home, we train these young ladies in various aspects of independent living, while continuing to provide a secure environment for them. They run the home themselves, receiving instruction in such areas as budgeting, nutrition management, sanitation, workplace-related challenges, dealing with bureaucracy, and so on.
One of our students, Geanina, was recently selected to represent Bacau County in a national computer-usage competition held in Bucharest.”
For more information on FCF’s Computer Literacy program click here.