Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace

by The Delia Foundation
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Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace
Give Disabled Romanian Orphans their 1st Playspace

Summary

Imagine growing up spending most days in a tiny living room with other children and shifts of caregivers.For hours you sit on a rug, watch tv or circle the room. Shelves hold stuffed animals and toys but what you want and need is a safe place for exercise where you can express yourself through art, music and games.Your brain craves stimulation but there is none. So you self-stimulate, rocking your body back and forth. But what if you had a play space for exercise, painting, dance, and more?

$13,500
total goal
$3,272
remaining
74
donors
3
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

Special needs children living in disability centers are suffering emotionally, cognitively and physically. They do not attend school. USC Brain Institute research shows brain development and learning social interaction requires play and stimulation through art, music and "free" play. The Barlad facility is in Vaslui County, the poorest area of the E.U. There is no government funding beyond ensuring the children are fed, clothed, have a basic level of medical care and are looked after by aides.

Solution

We are partnering with the orphanage Director who has long wanted a year-round space for art, music, exercise, dance, and unstructured play. A Delia Foundation Trustee in Barlard is the project manager. We committed funds for labor to enclose an existing outdoor pavilion and turn it into an inviting playspace. Donations will pay for construction supplies so the pavilion will have new sides to open or close, heat, and art, music, and pretend play materials. The kids can play and explore!

Long-Term Impact

The year-round playspace will provide a safe, stimulating environment for 70 kids now living at the Barlad facility AND HUNDREDS of children in the future. While this project will greatly improve the current quality of life and bring joy, the long term impact is the positive emotional, physical and intellectual development of these children. This development will enable them to learn to function in society. If they can't, they will be placed in an institution for life when they turn 18.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

The Delia Foundation

Location: Anthem, AZ - USA
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Twitter: @deliafoundation
Project Leader:
Lauren Fishbach
Anthem, AZ United States
$10,228 raised of $13,500 goal
 
99 donations
$3,272 to go
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