History

On Christmas Day 1989 Romanian President Nicholas Ceausescu and his wife Elena were shot by firing squad.

Two years later Jane Nicholson, MBE founded FARA. Her aim was to alleviate the terrible suffering of children left abandoned in Romania’s state orphanages.

In this short video, Jane describes how she came to set up FARA and explains some of the values which underpin her work.

See the timeline below to find out about FARA’s work over more than two decades.