‘Steps towards the future’ has been designed as a transformational experience, encouraging children to know more and experience more of their true identity.
The campaign is addressed to children of 13-14 years old, attracting them in the educational processes of self-awareness and personal development.
According to the Romanian educational system, when children reach their 8th year of school (age 14 or 15) they enroll to high school and as such, choose their high school curriculum. We believe that is a turning point for their personal journeys of exploration. Our program aims to raise self-awareness and get them acquainted with their own values, qualities and flaws.
The core of the campaign is leading debates with children based on the following starting points:
At the same time, we focus on raising awareness in schools on communities formed mainly of disadvantaged children.
This represents a first step towards the social inclusion of orphans and disadvantaged children into society. Our main purpose is to ensure that children close to high school age are acquainted with the environment around them and understand the role that society (including them) have in creating a better community around them. We also introduce them to the notion of ‘volunteering’, presenting them with the opportunity to volunteer for different organisations, such as ourselves, amongst orphans and disadvantaged children.