Project description

Based on the significant needs and gaps in the provision for this age group in the region, our plan is to start a Day Centre, operating Monday to Friday, catering for vulnerable and learning disabled young adults. We intend to provide a program of work experience, training opportunities and social-therapeutic input for a group of 10-12 young adults aged between 18 and 35 years, achieving thereby social integration for the young adults leading towards personal development, an active contribution to society, and employability. Our extensive experience in the work in the U.K. has convinced us that this particular age group presents the greatest potential for personal growth, skills development and achievement, but is also that time in life when vulnerable and learning-disabled people are most at risk from isolation, alienation and neglect. This is due to the lack of appropriate opportunities or social support, a problem accentuated in Romania with its unfortunate history of institutionalised neglect of learning disabled people and a general lack of social care provision. There is a dire lack of professionally functioning civil society organisations in Romania and an extremely low level of financial support available from the Government. The successful implementation of the project sets an example for the positive functioning of the 3rd sector in this region. We are a group of professionals with lifelong commitments to this work, being natives of the region in Central Romania and having many years of experience in successful and innovative service delivery models in Scotland.
Our goal in the first 18 months of the project is to enroll the young adults into our activities, to receive a Romanian license for a Day Centre. Provide the assessment of needs for 10-12 young adults with learning support needs, develop the Personal Plans designed to meet these needs. Develop our organic garden into a social enterprise in order to serve as a pillar in our financial sustainability.

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Pilot project providing meaningful work in an intentional community setting 
"Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe."

Project opening event

On the 30th of October 2021, our Association will hold its project opening event: "Start Project - funded by EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021". The event takes place in Kisgalambfalva, in the Village Hall, at 11 a.m. The main objective of this event is to  inform the public about the Három Galamb Association, the Pilot project and its impact on the community's life. The program of the event: registration, reception, presentation of the Pilot project, music and dance performance, storytelling, visiting the Három Galamb Association's site, time for questions and conversations.  

Project opening event POSTPONED

Due to the national pandemic restrictions, the project opening event has to be postponed. The new date of the event is not yet established. We will come up with news as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding.

For now we prepared a video for you about a story from the original program which was told by Zoltán Murzán from Kisgalambfalva (for Hungarian speakers). You can read the story in English below:

"The Water Bearer

A water bearer had two large pots, which hung on each end of a pole that he carried across his neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and one half pots of water to his master’s house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor, cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do. After 2 years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream.

“I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you.”

“Why?” asked the bearer. “What are you ashamed of?”

“I have been able, for these past 2 years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master’s house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don’t get full value from your efforts,” the pot said.

The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, “As we return to the master’s house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path.”

 

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Entrepreneurs' Ball 2022

The Entrepreneurs' Ball was held in Székelykeresztúr in 2022 as well. The organization was undertaken by the KVKA Business team. It was a beautiful and high-quality event with a long tradition. One of the traditions of the Ball is to donate the proceeds of the raffle to a charity. At this year's ball, the Három Galamb Association was chosen. We thank everyone for their support and the opportunity to present our work and goals in this circle.

 

The Három Galamb Association is currently working on an 18-month pilot project. The project is supported by the Active Citizens Fund Romania with funding from the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021, with 49,937.64 Euro. The self share 6.116 Euro, which is part of the budget, was covered by the following sponsors: Combridge SRL (https://www.combridge.ro/) 2.000 euro, KVKA Business (https://www.kvka.org/) 4.116 Euro. Thank you for seeing the value in our work and offering us your support in this.

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The project is implemented by Három Galamb Association in partnership with Mâini Dibace Foundation and with Youth Association from Transylvania and benefits from a 50.000 euros grant from Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants Grants 2014-2021. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the official position of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021; for more information visit www.eeagrants.org. More detail about Active Citizens Fund Romania are available at www.activecitizensfund.ro.

 

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