FARA is today one of the largest and most experienced care providers in Romania, giving support to vulnerable children and adults, youth at risk, those with learning disabilities, as well as families and their communities.
Today Romania is home to almost 4 million children and poverty, inadequate education and a lack of medical services still affects too many of them. As the economy grows in the country the gap between the rich and poor expands and more people are struggling to make ends meet.
- Half of all children in Romania are at risk of childhood poverty and social exclusion and nearly 1 in 4 suffer from severe material deprivation. (Eurostat 2017)
- 400,000 children are out of school, drastically limiting their chances to get employment when they grow up. (2017 UNICEF study)
- 60,000 are separated from their families, mostly as a consequence of poverty, violence or abandonment. (UNICEF Romania)
- Every year, 10,000 children are separated from their parents and taken into the care system. (UNICEF Romania)
FARA Foundation is a UK registered charity.