Education is the heart of the project, therefore school items are collected and distributed to the two schools associated with Jacodu, as well as the education program. The appeal is on-going and items are collected and delivered throughout the year. The two schools have poor resources and the families from the project have no means of purchasing school equipment, therefore this appeal ensures that the children receive the same chance to learn as the other pupils.
Clothes & Footwear
Before the project started the children and teenagers at the poor families community in Jacodu were living a feral life without clothes and shoes, this meant they could not attend school and were rarely outside of their community. The clothes and footwear parcels are made up for individual children and teenagers, ensuring they are adequate and the correct size. Clothes and footwear are a basic right and without them in the poor families feral community at Jacodu, there was no other choice but to function with ill-fitting items. Supplying the clothes and footwear allows the children and teenagers to attend school, integrate into society and leave the feral lifestyle behind. Several appeals are made throughout the year for the following:
- Spring/Summer clothes parcels
- Spring/Summer footwear
- Winter clothes parcels
- Winter boots
- Back to school clothes parcel and footwear
The Christmas Appeal
To the children and teenagers on the Jacodu poor families community project, Christmas is now a time that does exist for them, they are no longer forgotten. Each family receives a Christmas parcel and each one of the children and teenagers is given gifts by Santa. For Christmas we appeal for individual shoe boxes for each of the children and teenagers, individual shoe boxes for each of the parents, plus funding to purchase items for a Family Christmas Box.
Summer Activity Appeal
Since the launch of the Jacodu project some of the children and teenagers have been able to take part in Love Light Romania’s summer activities. Now a Summer Activity Program will be launched specifically for some of children and teenagers for 2013. The program will take place over nine days and will include outdoor pursuits, sports, crafts and excursions. The appeal is for both volunteers and for the cost of 155 pounds for each of the 16 children who will be taking part, this will include travel costs, food, staff and utilities at The Sanctuary & Casa Mariana, excursions and each participant will receive a cap and t-shirt. The venue of the activities will be in Igisu-Nou near Medias as well as in the Cindrel mountain area of Sadu.