A group of U6th students about to take part in the Romania Challenge Project 2016. This is part of a larger, long-term project run by People Against Poverty, a British charity seeking to change the lives of poor and disadvantaged communities around the world.
In Romania, People Against Poverty are involved in two exciting projects: The Sanctuary House Project that creates homes for vulnerable familes who live in scrap shelters, and The Micro Farm that aims to establish a successful social enterprise in the heart of a poor village.
During the trip students will take a full and active part in developing the farm by constructing a key farm building such as a hay barn or tractor shed and building poly tunnels, chicken coops or other structures that will help the families become more self-sufficient. Other opportunities generally include running children’s activities in the local village, such as a football tournament and taking children from poor families on a shopping trip. The project finishes with a touristic element which includes a road trip through the Transyvanian mountains to enjoy the beautiful countryside and its medieval towns.