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Can you win 1stplace if you live in a basement?

Missis Petre has 6 children, one of which suffers from Down syndrome. The youngest is two years old and the oldest is 13, and they all live in the basement of a building in the Ferentari neighbourhood of Bucharest, in a damp and mouldy 6 square meters box. There is no sunlight in this dark room, and heating and hot water pipes cross through the ceiling, which are vulnerable to bursting.

The smell is dreadful; going down there, your nose and throat will burn and you’ll find it difficult to breathe. Their father couldn’t take all of this anymore and hung himself, leaving his family to fend off for themselves. This is one of the social cases undertaken by the Saint Stelian Association, through the Steluţa Day Care Centre, financed by the Vodafone Romania Foundation.

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We played basketball in wheelchairs with the Motivation Foundation

12 volunteers from the Vodafone Romania Companyhave answered on 19-th of March to the request launched by our Foundation and they showed up at the Romanian Basketball Federation gym. It was a unique experience, because we met some amazing people, who feel free and haven’t lost their zest for life, even though they’re strapped to a chair on wheels.

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When technology mitigates disability and autism

The Baia Mare Autism Association has recently organized the national Conference with international participation “ACCEPT ME THE WAY I AM – on ability and disability”, within the T.A.L.E (Technology Assists Learning and Education) project, financed by the Vodafone Romania Foundation; its purpose is to improve independent living abilities for the 55 autistic children from the Day Centre of the Baia Mare Autism Association.

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