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Through the “Family Recharge Weekend”, Fundația Bosch România together with Yuppi Camp, offered not only children (0-18 years) suffering from cancer, diabetes or other autoimmune diseases, but also their families common adventures and healing experiences: a “miracle pill” of quality family time to ease the daily hardships of living with a chronic illness, indirectly contributing to improved health.

For these 2 days (September 24-25) spent at the campsite near Săulia, Mureș county, outdoor activities (climbing, canoeing, archery) and indoor activities have been designed, for both adults and children. Psychologists, trainers and Yuppi Camp volunteers helped 10 families to mentally distance themselves from the daily struggle with the disease, and rather play together, (re)discover the family’s internal resources, and share experiences with other families in similar situations.

According to official statistics, approximately 40,000 Ukrainian children are in Romania, most of them of school age. For these children, but also for their parents, it is particularly important to have continuous access to education, regardless of whether we are talking about formal, non-formal or informal education. There are a number of initiatives by the state authorities, but also by other private bodies, whose aim is to develop this context suitable for learning. EduCare aims to become an informational hub where all these initiatives, educational projects intended for children in Ukraine will be found. The information will be available in three languages ​​(Romanian, English, Ukrainian), so that it can be easily accessed by all interested actors. In the context generated by the war in Ukraine, Fundația Bosch România had an active contribution, responding promptly to calls for involvement from the Romanian authorities and NGOs. The foundation has developed partnerships with relevant actors in such emergency situations, allocating funds of over 80,000 euros.

“The effects of this emergency will be seen over time, and we knew from the beginning that it was important to have a centralization and coordination of all support initiatives to ensure that we meet the needs, not just the moment. Basically, EduCare will address the long-term needs of refugees from Ukraine by providing them with easy access to relevant, secure and centralized educational information. We thought about the development of an educational informational hub, as we see education as a key element that facilitates the integration of refugees“, declares Simona Beldiman, Excutive Director of Fundația Bosch România.

The effervescence of our authorities, high at the beginning of the crisis, seems to have reached its minimum point for some time regarding the support and attention given to refugees from Ukraine and especially to children, who were hit hardest by the Russian invasion of their country. The involvement of non-governmental organizations is a natural one, which fills, as in the case of many situations in our schools, the enormous gap left by the authorities. The involvement of a platform specialized in education information, such as Edupedu.ro, in the EduCare project is a natural one, through which we hope to reach refugee families in Ukraine with the information they need for school.,” said Mihai Peticilă, journalist and co-founder of Edupedu.ro.

Our care for the environment translates into supporting educational projects dedicated to children. They are the least responsible for environmental degradation, but the most affected by the future negative effects.

We support Călăuzele Deltei – educational program for children from Tulcea and the Danube Delta which represented an important activity of the Ivan Patzaichin Festival held between September 5 – 10, 2022. “Călăuzele Deltei” are the children who built wooden boats in natural size with their own hands and with which they explore the Delta to learn as much as possible about these places. In years to come, with their passion for nature and accumulated knowledge, they will be able to become guides for visitors to the Delta. There are children who come from Mila 23, Sulina, Sfântu Gheorghe, Chilia Veche and Piscu (Ilfov county).

Fundația Bosch România emerged at the initiative of the Bosch Group in Romania, but considering its status as a non-governmental organization, the activity of the Foundation does not interfere with the corporate activity of the Bosch Group in Romania.

Within the Foundation, we will always unite our resources and positive energy for the benefit of the disadvantaged ones with the aim of generating changes for the better. This time, a joint action was organized for the benefit of the children from the Ștefan Emilian Day Centre in Bonțida, a school after school type centre supported by the Bosch Romania Foundation in partnership with the Margareta of Romania Royal Foundation.

Children had the opportunity to visit the Bosch plant in Cluj  where they’ve been involved in a series of activities specially designed for them: they discovered the factory’s activity through a tour of the production area, they practiced their creativity in a workshop at the Bosch Cluj Dual School and made the sketches of a new Bosch plant in a drawing workshop. In addition to a way of spending free time in a pleasant way, the visit also meant the chance to have access to another reality, different from the everyday one.

Established out of concern for the future, Fundația Bosch România invests in the development of today’s and tomorrow’s generations. We support  YouthCan! Camp organized by SOS Children’s Villages Romania between August 21-24. 22 young people from the 3 SOS Villages or from vulnerable backgrounds will have an interactive learning experience, they will discover what it means to enter the labor market. The workshops have different themes, from workshops where young people develop job search skills, to activities that involve the development of personal skills or discovering the labor market in all its diversity.

At the beginning of the journey, any advice, any encouragement counts. On the first day of the YouthCan! Camp, the young people met Mr. Mihai Boldijar, General Manager of Robert Bosch SRL and representative of the Bosch Group in Romania. To read a lot, to learn foreign languages, to choose mentors, to believe in their own decisions were just some of the exhortations that the young people received.

A society develops sustainably only through the involvement of each individual community and all social groups. We will always support those initiatives that make a difference to the local communities they address. That’s why this year we support Flight Festival, the first festival in Romania that combines music, art and technology and which takes place between August 26 and September 11, in 11 locations in Timișoara. For 17 days, visitors will have access to innovations in technology, workshops and exhibitions, the latest trends in art and design.

We support the longest-running event dedicated to the adapted basketball game in Romania because we believe in long-term initiatives, the only ones intended to bring change and generate a significant impact. TIBFR ‘Maria’ is currently the most important adapted basketball event in Romania and is planning its 18th edition between August 26-29. There will be 4 teams from Romania, Poland and Serbia. The organizer of the event is ASP Oradea, which has also organized wheelchair basketball clinics in recent years.

As partners of the Haferland Week Cultural Festival, we were happy to be present in Criț, on July 31, on the last day of the Festival with 2 workshops dedicated to both children and adults: The Medicinal Herbs Wreath and The Papercraft Workshop. Through the 2 workshops, we did propose to translate the concept of sustainability into practical, special recreational activities. Sustainability is one of the values ​​we always relate to, getting involved in sustainable initiatives that bring added value to society.

Founded out of care for the future, Fundația Bosch România sets out with the desire to contribute to shaping the future for the better, but always relating to the past. We are based on our formation, as a society, the heritage and history passed down from generation to generation. Therefore, we support the Cultural Festival Haferland Week, now in its 10th edition, which will take place on July 29-31 in 10 villages in the Oats Country. During the last day of the festival, in Criț, starting with 13:30, we are looking forward meeting you in 2 workshops.

On International Children’s Day, Romanian and Ukrainian children hosted in the SOS Children’s Village Bucharest enjoy a well-equipped, colorful and safe playground. With the thought of the joy we will bring to the children, we answered affirmatively to the call of SOS Children’s Villages Romania to refurbish the existing playground. And we would not have succeeded without the volunteers from Bosch Group in Romania who contributed with their energy and time.