Romania School Visit
Following the launch of our CSR programme earlier in the year, we are providing children in disadvantaged situations with learning materials as part of our ‘Giving Hope through Education’ project.
During November, some of our team travelled, in collaboration with School In A Bag and Te Aud Romania, to North-Eastern Romania to visit a school.
Romania is an unequal country with much of the wealth and economic growth focused in the major cities. In rural areas there are high levels of poverty. Tim and Darby, members of the Blake team, set off across the snowy countryside of Romania to the rural village of Gulia in Suceava County where the school was situated.
Once at the school they were able to personally hand out the 226 bags to each of the children. The bags will give all the children equal resources and opportunities to learn.
Tim Browning, Director Blake Envelopes said: “The Blake School in a Bag program is a key project in our CSR Responsibility program. Our mission is to support social mobility for children by ensuring they have access to the materials they need to learn and be educated. Being able to hand each bag directly to the children was incredible and ensured that every penny invested in this project would have the impact we envisaged. There are millions of children in the world who will never go to school and this will continue to be denied them, unless we can make a difference.”
“For us, at TE AUD ROMANIA having Blake Envelopes in a small town in Romania supporting orphans is a great achievement. Blake Envelopes, through their Blake Foundation, is a massive supporter of education and we are grateful for choosing us. We feel like this will be the start of a great partnership. We are, at the same time, thankful to Luke Simon from School in a Bag for making this happen. School in a Bag and TAR have been partners for over 2 years in supporting education in local communities. The presence of Tim Browning and Luke Simon in Romania for the distribution of schoolbags had a positive impact and offered children a real example of what you can achieve with the right tools and educational support.’’
Gabriela Popescu, founder of Te Aud Romania
Children from the Romania school with their schoolbags
Children opening their schoolbags
Boys from the Romania School