CitD have been working with schools and universities for over 12 years creating partnerships that enable students to travel to Romania to use their knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a practical way. It is more than just a school trip abroad, it is a unique, life changing experience that will bring a fantastic sense of achievement and purpose to every student.
We are delighted to be in partnerships with Bath University, Colchester Institute, The Archbishop of York Youth Trust, Manor Church of England Academy York and Holy Trinity School Barnsley welcoming school and university groups every year at CitD in Romania. More and more schools and universities are beginning to see the benefit of giving their students an international dimension to their learning by enabling them participate in CitD cultural experience and gain first-hand exposure to those who are marginalised in Europe today.
CitD Schools and Youth Co-ordinator, Natalie Andrew says this about the schools program.
“Previous trips have gained a wealth of experience when joining us in Romania. Our moto is ‘Compassion in Action’ so not only will you get to come and see what we’re doing, you’ll get involved in the work as well. This could be through helping at our day centre for young children or getting your hands dirty with a practical building project. It’s great fun and enables young people to bond as a team, overcome challenges and leave a lasting legacy that improves the lives of the children and their families in Romania.”
Typical itinerary for a Schools Trip to Romania:
- Day 1: Flight and transfers to Casa Albert. Transfer times: Bacau Airport, 20 minutes or Bucharest airport, 4 hours. Evening meal at Casa Albert.
- Day 2: Orientation morning, the group will be split into two working parties and alternate their activities each day. Afternoon visit to Casa Albert / commence practical project.
- Day 3: Visit to Casa Lumina / work on the practical projects. Evening planning session for the day centre activities.
- Day 4: Running of the day centre activities at Hospice Casa Albert/ continuation of the practical project. Evening planning session for the day centre activities.
- Day 5: Running of the day centre activities at Hospice Casa Albert/ continuation of the practical project.
- Day 6: Day off – a visit to Brasov castle and town.
- Day 7: Morning visit to an adult institution for people with special needs, participating in activities with the patients. Afternoon at Project Hope, the Roma village in the mountains. Spend time with the village children playing games and other activities.
- Day 8: Travel back to the UK.
Excited about the possibilities? Contact Beth Johnson now to discuss your visit to Romania.