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Sensory Room

Earlier in 2014 a local oil company offered the opportunity for organisations to take part in a new and innovate community project offering sensory room therapy to children from the town of Piatra Neamt and also to children from the local orphanages.

Over 100 organisations applied for this funding but we are delighted to report that the ‘Silvia’ Day Centre was chosen to participate in this exciting project.

The new equipment has now been installed in our recently refurbished sensory room and in April a teacher from Shorefields Special School, Clacton on Sea, Essex joined the team with the purpose of undertaking a two day training programme for staff at the centre together with staff and teachers from the local orphanage.

We look forward to working with other organisations in the area and we are hoping that this new initiative of working in the community will extend to include other activities in the future and in particular the inclusion of music therapy for children with special needs.

Experience Romania

Haven in Romania are organising visits to the beautiful Piatra Neamt area where you can experience plenty that Romania has to offer. As well as viewing the stunning scenery and visiting all the local amenities, you can see at first hand all the projects the Charity has been working on over the years by visiting the Silvia Day Centre that has been set up for children with special educational needs, the Breast Cancer Support Group and the care that has been put in place for the elderly. You could even get the chance to meet and work with children from the local orphanage.

The holiday is for 5 days, travelling out on a Monday and returning on Friday evening or Saturday morning. The Tues/Wed/Thurs/Friday would be for a proposed itinerary including a visit to Lacu Rosu (the Carpathian Mountains), local Monastery, local museums, cable car, shopping, a visit to the Silvia Day Centre, Tuesday morning elderly persons club in church, coffee with ladies from the breast cancer support group and a visit to the village church.

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What We Do

Regular visits are made to the foundations by teams from the UK including a team headed by Dr. Maggie Wilson, Autism Specialist, who support the Romanian staff in encouraging appropriate goal planning and best uses of resources available at the Silvia Day Centre.

Dr. Wilson’s team also visit local schools on a regular basis offering support and advice on the education of autistic children. As a result several of our children have now progressed from the Silvia Day Centre to mainstream education.

Funding by the charity covers the practical basic healthcare offered to the elderly through the employment of carers who work in the villages and also the weekly day care meeting.

As well as offering practical assistance to the elderly and special needs children, the charity also has a long standing relationship with the Elena Domnul orphanage and continue to encourage children through a summer Kids club and weekly Saturday club.
Work at the orphanage and the recently formed Breast Cancer support group is also funded by the charity.
The future goal of the charity is to increase the meetings for the elderly and provide the much needed extra space at the Silvia Day Centre so that life skills training and support can be given to the older children at the centre.