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, Holy Trinity School Barnsley and All Saints College York, 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 Mission Trip to Romania: (This is subject to change depending on the arrival day).
- Day 1: Flights and transfers to Casa Albert. Transfer times: Bacau Airport is approximately 20 minutes or Bucharest airport is around 4 hours away. Evening meal at Casa Albert.
- Day 2: Orientation morning followed by a visit to Poiana Negustorului for Kids Church. We will spend around an hour together learning parts etc. before going.
In the afternoon we will all visit Casa Lumina together to sing songs and do activities.
- Day 3: Morning visit to an adult institution for people with special needs, participating in activities with the patients and handing out food. In the afternoon we will discuss splitting into two working parties for the following day and from then on alternate their activities each day.
- Day 4: Half of the group will run activities at Casa Lumina / The other half will begin the practical project.
- Day 5: The two teams will swap and repeat the plan of day 4/ Evening planning session for the day center activities.
- Day 6: Half will run Day care activities at Hospice Casa Albert while the other half continue with the on going practical project.
- Day 7: . The two teams will swap and repeat the plan of Day 6 / In the evening we will pack and eat a final meal together.
- Day 8: Travel back to the UK.
If you would like your school group to have a day off or a half day off we are open to discuss this. As Bacau is not a tourist zone there is not a huge amount to do but there is bowling, cinema and High-ropes (weather dependent)
Excited about the possibilities? Contact Beth Johnson now to discuss your visit to Romania.