These days were really special!

These days were really special!

We had laughter and happiness, smiles and the kids were enjoying everything to the fullest. Over 100 children, were here with their parents or grandparents and together with Valentina, they received the special gifts, prepared for the new school year. By these means, we would like to thank our sponsors: Telus, Engie and IBM for their involvement and generosity. Without […]

Choose to help Valentina when paying your income tax

Did you know ? If you are taxed on your income in Romania, you can ask the Romanian tax authorities to pay 2% of the amount of your tax on your behalf to the NGO of your choice.  Since the amount is directly deduced from your taxes due to the state, this generous act would cost you nothing at all! For […]

An encouragement to live in dignity – Testimony

The Valentina Association is essentially focused on providing scholastic support to children, however we also aim to improve the lives of the families of those children in need, specifically in cases of emergency. During one of my visits together with our social assistant in the Ferentari neighborhood, shortly before Christmas, we witnessed the condition of extreme distress in which a […]

MIA Updates/A new adventure for Madalina and the sewing workshop

MIA (Mama In Actiune) is a subsidiary organization of the Valentina association created to support marginalized families of Bucharest’s Ferentari neighborhood. MIA has in its aims to effectively achieve social and professional reinsertion through sewing training at the Casa Valentina for mothers of the Ferentari neighborhood. Their children are also integrated into the scholastic support program at Valentina in order […]

The mutual joy of learning with children

The mutual joy of learning with children

Already! It’s been a year that I spend half a day per week with the children of the “Casa Valentina”. Perhaps it does not seem like so much time, in fact just a few hours, yet a few hours that fill my heart with joy and help me face the rest of the week with a different spirit. Together we […]

The Christmas Market at the French School of Bucharest

Now for the second consecutive year, the Christmas market held at the French school took place last December 21st for the benefit of our association. The children of the kindergarten created some fantastic Christmas goodies which were then sold to the French school parents – this after a stunning rendition of carols performed under the winter cold. The creativity of the […]

Happy New Year from the theater of the French Institute

The Valentina Association spurred a full house on Sunday, the 14th of January 2018 while the stunning documentary “Les Pépites” directed by Xavier Lauzanne was shown. It was a great occasion for our association to wish a happy new year via the voices of the 6 childen from the Casa present at the event and collect donations from Bucharest’s francophone […]

Happy new year !

Happy new year !

The children of Valentina join our team to wish you a happy New Year and dreams transformed into projects for 2018!

2017 Christmas festivities

2017 Christmas festivities

On this past December 17th up to sixty different families were present, together with their children, at the Valentina association’s Christmas celebration organized by its volunteers. From 9:00 am two mothers, Vasilica and Camelia, both volunteers and members of the Valentina team are already busy creating the Christmas atmosphere at the sport hall of school 114, found nearby Valentina’s day […]

Beauty is everywhere around us!

Beauty is everywhere around us!

  On this Universal Children’s Day of 2017 ( November 20) the Ambassador for France in Romania, Mrs. Michèle Ramis unveiled the exhibition of photographs made by the children of the “Casa Valentina” at the French Institute of Bucharest. Now for a second consecutive year, thirteen children from the Valentina Association took part in a photography workshop led by two […]