"Investing in the education of young people is a sure way to improve our future and that of Romania" - Remus Sime, the founder of Alerg pentru o Cauză (Running for a Cause).
This autumn brings us the 8th editionof our event. Between the 2nd and 3rd November 2019, Remus Sime together with Good Samaritan are organizing a new race - the relay route of 200 kilometres between Timisoara and Beius.
The relay will start on the morning of Saturday 2nd November in the Botanic Park in Timisoara and will end on Sunday afternoon, 3rd November in the centre of Beiuş.
The route is divided into 5 kilometre sections, to give everyone a chance to support the project and to run with us for scholarships.
Each supporter can choose to run one or more relay stages and encourage their friends to support them, donating to the project. Fundraising runner can sign up on the website www.alergpentruocauza.ro or via the links below.
This autumn we hope to be fruitful and to gather the necessary funds for scholarships for many “Samuil Vulcan” students who have an average mark of over 9 and a delicate financial situation at home.
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Volunteer week 'Bucovina Blitz' has started! With our partner the association “Door to Home” in Radauti, we are building for families in need of a home! ❤️
More photos from the first day can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/bunulsamariteanbeius/posts/2875170779164010
Given the bad economic situation in Romania low-income families have large problems when it comes to ensuring funds for the many basic needs of the family. Children are perhaps the most vulnerable members of the family. It is hard to explain to a child why mom and dad cannot send you to school and provide for his basic needs of clothes, food and school supplies.
To ensure that the children from underprivileged families and children of orphans have a fair start, we would like to help them provide school supplies, so they can fully access educational opportunities.
“You Don't Know What You Have Until It's Gone” - this expression is used many times during life and today, we want to use it as we talk about one of our programs – our dental program. When you get to the point where you can’t eat because of a lack of teeth, or you’re embarrassed to smile, or you suffer days on end as you don’t have enough money even for a extraction, only then you’ll understand how much you appreciate healthy teeth.
Several of our beneficiaries are in great need of help with their teeth. Living in the state orphanage of Romania, under the conditions of limited financial subsidy, many youngsters dental care needs were neglected and with the years and the lack of on-time intervention, became severe. Not having permanent jobs, working seasonally or earning too little many are facing the impossibility to pay their own dental care expenses. Our dental assistance has enabled beneficiaries of the dental program not only to have a new look but also a much better self-esteem and health in general.
Join us in developing our dental program and helping bring back a smile to the faces of so many. Donate today!
The end of May and beginning of June were full of celebrations for high schools across the country as 12th grade students celebrated their graduation from high school. As hundreds of students, parents, teachers and friends joined together to celebrate the end of their school year, Good Samaritan had the pleasure of participating in the celebrations and continuing its tradition in awarding scholarships of 1200 lei to the top achieving students.
This year, Good Samaritan celebrated its 10th year of awarding scholarships at “Samuil Vulcan” National College (CNSV), the 5th year of scholarships at “Ioan Ciordas” Technical College (CTIC) and the 4th year of scholarships at the Pedagogical Vocational High School Nicolae Bolcas. In addition to awarding those who were finishing high school, our program extended to those with outstanding results in the 8th grade at CNSV and Nicolae Popoviciu Gymnasium School who from September will be starting high school.