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ABOUT US

Curtea Veche Association was founded in 2014 in order to facilitate access to books for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Studies show that beginning with the third grade, children who aren’t reading proficiently will gradually fall behind in school, being less and less likely to catch up with their peers who read for pleasure. The risk is even more significant for children coming from socioeconomically challenged environments, where access to books is low. Through our programs, we fight so that all children, regardless of their background, will have access to books they can read for and with pleasure.

WHAT WE DO

We use all resources at our disposal to ensure that Romania’s most vulnerable children have a real chance at overcoming social and economic hardships through reading and education. We offer free resources to teachers, especially in rural environments, we organize special reading events for children in Romanian cities and make reading more accessible to kids from disadvantaged backgrounds by donating books and setting up reading clubs in regional schools.

CONTEXT

Concerning the number of books read per capita, Romania is in the last place compared to the other countries of the European Union.

42%
of Romanian students are functional illiterates
20%
of Romanian students drop out of school
2%
of students from the rural areas go to college

WE BELIEVE

That readers are not born but taught. As are lawyers, doctors, mathematicians, astronauts, musicians and Nobel Prize winners. It isn’t easy to achieve your dreams, but, as in the case of reading, just because something is difficult it doesn’t mean it can’t be a whole lot of fun!

OUR RESULTS

During the last 4 years since our association has been founded, we have organized more than 200 book donations, we have initiated 6 fundraising events, we have created 2 editions of the NARATIV FESTIVAL, to which hundreds of children from Bucharest have participated, we have founded more than 150 book clubs and we have donated more than 60000 books to children from Călărași, Iași, Ilfov, Tulcea, Mureș, Teleorman, Dolj, Hunedoara, Brașov, Bihor, Timiș, Argeș, Dâmbovița, Suceava, Alba, Sibiu, Cluj, Prahova, Giurgiu, Bacău, Constanța, Ialomița, Vrancea, Galați, Buzău, Vâlcea, Botoșani, Maramureș, Arad and from București.

We are proud of:

  • The best Marketing/PR/CSR Campaign Award granted by the Bun de Tipar Gala (2015)
  • The nomination for the Together for the children category at the Itsy Bitsy Excellency Awards (2016)
  • The nomination for the Communication and Cultural Mediation category at the AFCN Awards (2017)
  • The nomination for the I care category (projects concerning social, cultural and educational responsibility) at the Itsy Bitsy Excellency Awards (2017)
  • The award granted by the National Gala for Volunteers for the Narativ Festival – The best volunteering project of the year in the cultural and artistic domain – 2017

IN NUMBERS

Over 60000 donated books (new)
250 organized events
150 founded book clubs
34 targeted counties

OUR TEAM

IREN ARSENE
Smaranda Nicolau
Maria Desmirean
GÁSPÁR GYÖRGY
MIRUNA MEIROSU
Barna Nemethi
VALENTINA ROMAN
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