Back in Business

We told you we’d be back and I’m really excited to tell you that we are back big time! We have some very exciting news to share with you in the next days so stay tuned!

Ok, to begin with, since June our partnership with Special Olympics extended to our high school too, and we’ve been the liaison between the two. With the occasion of Kira Kegel’s visit, the Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia representive, and another secret project that is yet to be revealed, our school hosted a very interesting event.

The six of us made a presentation in order to show the progress of our blog and project in connection to Special Olympics. Before I post the many photos that we took, I would like to thank, once again, the Special Olympics team for supporting us and helping us fulfill our dreams. We would have never gone so far without their help, if they hadn’t believed in us all this time.

Here’s a gallery with all the photos we took, our teammate Alex presenting three of the Special Olympics athletes, Emilia, the Special Olympics coordinator and Kira Kegel, our guest. We hope you enjoy them! Please feel free to leave your feedback in the comment form below.

Cheers!

 

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Volunteer!

To volunteer or not to volunteer. That is the question.

Many of us say that they would volunteer if they were given the choice. Others say that they wish to help but don’t have the time or means to do so. However,what we give you today enables you to find solutions to each and every one of your prior problems. So, here is what we give you: information. VOLUNTEERING can be done when you want, it’s not compulsory and you can organize your time as you wish. You don’t need to pay for anything, you don’t have to have a tight schedule. You can volunteer whenever you want, in the area of expertise that you are good at.

I won’t lie to you, volunteering isn’t as simple as it seems. It sometimes is tiresome, demanding and strict. But on the other hand, there is no bigger reward than to see a smile on the faces of people that you’ve helped. The fatigue after an event where you could help people is beneficial and it makes you feel that you’ve done something with that time.

But what is the point of this plea, you might ask. Maybe I should have written this in another problem post and then show the solution. However, the issue I want to discuss today is part of a bigger picture. This post today is a leap of faith towards you, our readers, to step up and become of a part of the bigger picture yourself.

The point I was trying to prove is that many disabled people lack a helping hand. Many have to manage on their own in a variety of situations while others like Antoaneta ( whose story you can see HERE) have to seek help from people that are either older or that have other kind of problems (e.g. Antoaneta’s father).

By getting into touch with different non-governmental organisations each of us can get involved into different projects regarding disabled people.

Here are some suggestions as to which organisations you could contact:

If you are from Romania, don’t hesitate to contact the Salvati Copiii organisation and Special Olympics Romania.

If you are from any other part of the world visit Special Olympics or Eunice Kennedy’s website as well as R-Word and Special Olympics Blog.

We are waiting for your involvement!