School for Life Romania has worked since 1991 with, now, young adults, abandoned and orphaned in childhood. All grew up in a large neuropsychiatric institution for children, at its height in 1986 housing 1310. All have suffered institutional privation, neglect and abuse and now live in an adult psychiatric institution. The majority will need support for the rest of their lives.
In partnership with our Romanian Registered Humanitarian Organisation, Scoala Pentru Viata (run and directed by local Romanian staff), together we provide special needs education, opportunities for social inclusion, developing peer relationships, trips to the countryside, supported housing, employment and life skills support. School for Life Romania fund this work and provide skill sharing opportunities, regular visits, advice and support to Scoala Pentru Viata.
Over 99% of all donations made go directly to the project in Romania. All admin costs, visits etc are privately funded. Please see our website for more details www.schoolforliferomania.org
We plan in the near future to set up a CIC to support the hospital residents in marketing the products they have made.
As a novice in this area any pointers or advice would be gratefully received!