Maria is 14. She attends an after-school programme run by Blythswood Care in western Romania.
Her parents – who abandoned her long ago – have been offered a dowry of €7,000. Her grandmother, who cares for her now, has said no. And, more significantly, so has Maria who is determined to complete her education with the help of Blythswood supporters like you.
Adrian Popa, who directs Blythswood’s work in this region says: “Maria has promised herself, solemnly, not to give in, and not to get married before she is 18. She has made up her mind that she is going to complete at least the first stage of high school.”
First opened 13 years ago, Talita Kum offers nutrition, hygiene and educational support to 40 primary school children from low-income homes while TK2 extends this vital help to young people at junior secondary level.
Your support for this project allows young people like Maria to break free from low expectations and achieve their full potential.