Curcubeul Cunoasterii - translated as "Rainbow of Knowledge" is a not-for-profit association in the small city of Medgidia, in the Constanta region of Romania. The group was started four years ago to benefit children between 2 and 14 years of age who have trouble integrating in daily school activities, due to diverse issues, from autism, to ADHD, to behaviour problems due to their challenging social situations. The center can accommodate up to 60 children from underprivileged families in the area, mostly from the rural zones, and offers subsidized services ranging from psychosocial treatment, to individual and group counselling, family therapy sessions, to after-school homework help. Every year the center runs a deficit of around ~$5,000 and the program survives only with the help of generous donors, as even the subsidized service costs are too high for some of the families in most need of these services! A full month of treatment and after school care for one child (consisting of 4 hours a day, 5-days a week) costs only $100.
We will post updates on the facebook page of our center to show our gratitude for the donors.
To date, the center has reached the following milestones:
Children who were clinically assessed - 250
Children who have benefitted from personalized psychotherapeutic interventions - 110
Children who were successfully integrated in the mass education system - 94
Children who have avoided drop-out - 14
Children and families sponsored by the Association - 15 children in 11 families
Families who have benefitted from parental counselling - 110
Children from disorganized families, single parents households or who benefit from some form of protection - 43
Teens and young people who have benefitted from counselling and suppport for social inclusion - 20
Teachers who have received training and have benefitted from information programs - 20