History

lacraI grew up in a poor family in a suburb of Brasov , and lived in basic conditions for the first 17 years of my life. I was able to move into Brasov where I have been living ever since. I was never really encouraged in my schooling years, and wasn’t able to get help with my studies, so struggled all the way through.

As a result, I left school early, before completing my school exams. Now at the age of 30 I have finally completed the necessary certificates. There are many young students who suffer in our schooling system and with very difficult living conditions. My heart is to help prevent them going through some of the same experiences I had. I do believe they deserve a better future, and believe we can make a difference in their lives if we have an impact now – before they leave school. This is my heart and my vision, to give our young people a sense of dignity, pride and a hope for the future.

In 1995 I helped start a Kids Club in a very poor area called Stupini. Our Team gathered sometimes up to 60 kids for an hour of activities, games, songs, stories, and fun!

We would visit the kids too in their homes and meet their families, which helped us to discover more about their living conditions.

This provoked me to think about starting to help the Kids more practically with their schooling, and providing some regular meals. I used to run a homework club in my house during the holidays at first, trying to help these kids get through their basic school exams.

In September 2002 I started daily Homework Support Club for the Kids after school, in my house. We served daily hot meals, and volunteers would come in to help kids with their homework. We now meet in a Day Centre for Street Children, which offers us a room. Starting with around 20 kids, this has now grown to about 25 between ages 10-16 years. When we first started, over 15 pupils had to repeat their failed school years, (some more than once). We are excited to see after a year of coming to the Homework Club, that only 2 had to repeat this last year as a result. This is a great encouragement for us and for the kids as we encourage them to finish their academic studies .

In 2007 Andy Robinson, the chairman of the Stupini Kids Charity interviews Lacra.

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