Wednesday, June 6, 2007
This to make sure that our symposium would be perfect. But of course, all work and no play makes life dull. So after our hard work, we went into the city to have a drink and a nice evening.
It was a lot of fun, as well for us as for the children! What made it extra
good, was that we did it together with the people of the CCF.
Monday, June 4, 2007
But after playing a game to get to know each other, we really enjoyed the rest of the night.... Maybe the many bottles of palinca had something to do with it...
After a short night of sleep, we had to present the workshops about intake and supportplan. Once again, we were all nervous, but everything turned out ok. The people of the CCF were very enthousiastic about it!
We are all still a little bit sleepy, but very excited.
After putting all our luggage in the van, we were ready to say goodbay to our loved ones.
Althought it was really early and we hadn't had to much sleep, we were to excited to close our eyes to sleep.
We talked a lot, played some games and sang some songs.
The hours drifted away...
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Monday, we had a try-out for an other group. Everybody was nervous for that. With the feedback that this group gave us, we could make the nessecary adjustments to our symposium. The rest of the week, we had to arrange all the practical things like:
- Did we make all the art work?
- Do we have all the material we need?
- Are the workshops ok?
- Did we print everything that we need?
- Are all the documents (powerpoint, movies, audio fragments...) on our computer?
We hope to post some more messages from Romania.
Luckily, it wasn’t so shiny and hot anymore this week!On Monday, we worked hard to get everything ready for the meeting with Patrick and Lutgarde on Wednesday. We made some final adjustments to our symposium.
Monday and Tuesday were very stressful days, because we wanted to prove that we had already done a lot of work. Wednesday was the big day for the meeting. Before dinner, we explained everything that we wanted to do during the whole trip. We showed the movies, the pictures, the observation rapports, the audio fragments, the games for the children, …We had to change some of our information, but in general Patrick and Lutgarde were quite pleased about it.
Monday, May 7, 2007
After having tried some group activities we came back to our classroom to organise the weekend at Bata.
On Wednesday we visited 'de Merode', which is a CIG (this is a centre for integral family care) that especially with teenage mothers. We learned a lot about methods of working with teenage mothers and networking. A very interesting visit!
Thursday was another exiting day. The workshops about intake and support plan had to be finished that day because we had a try-out in the evening. Stress, for it was a lot more work than planned. Fortunately we could end this evening with a good glass and an even better conversation.
The last day of the week we spent on the seminar. We now really know what we want.
Week four will be intensive!
Wednesday was D-day. After having worked and thought hard for the last couple of days to develop a good concept for the seminar about teenage mothers we were finally eye to eye with Patrick and Lutgarde. It was a very pleasant meeting. Patrick told us a lot about Romania and the work of vzw Oradea. We also discussed the contract, the workshops about intake and suport plan, and we gave a powerpoint presentation about the seminar and other activities we have planned. Patrick proposed to give activities for the children of the school in Bata. And that proposal was commonly accepted.
A small summary of what we have done this week:
- Brainstorming about our seminar and other activities
- adjusting workshops about intake and support plan
- Practical affairs, like the press contacts, visits in belgium... were arranged
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
I also worked in a kindergarten and a maternal care and I have some experience with children with autism. Did I tell you that I love to travel to meet other cultures? It’s my passion to discover the world and that’s why I am so motivated for this project.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
That is why we had a slow start. The greater part of our first day was spent on getting to know one another and learning some facts about Roumania, CCF Poplii fara soti and vzw Oradea.
(Later on, we will post some information about ourselves, so that the partners in Roumania, Lier or any other place can get to know us too.)
The rest of the week was spent searching information. We visited a CKG (wich is quite similar to a CCF) and learned a lot about intake and support plans. We also started searching literature about teenage mothers. We are now trying to sort all of the information that we found.
The first week has been really chaotic, but we are starting to see where we are heading for. All of the pieces of the puzzle are falling into their place, but we still have lots to do. On the agenda for next week is:
- a brainstorm about the seminar
- research about teenage mothers
- making a first draft of the seminar
- a brainstorm about the workshops
- lots of practical things like preparing the budget, a contract meeting with Patrick Bellinck, adjusting the workshops, preparing some visits...
Last year a group of students from Kortrijk organised two workshops. One about intake and one about support plans. The intrest for these workshops - that were eventually given at Oradea - was considerable.
We will make some adjustment to these workshops and then organise them for the staff of CCF Poplii fara soti. It is not our intention to teach, but to interact.
Seminar about teenage mothers
The seminar about teenage mothers is something new. It is our intention to organise this seminar together with the staff of CCF Oradea. We will prepare as much as possible in belgium during the next couple of weeks. With our work we will then sit together with the staff of the CCF and see if there are questions or comments about our work. Then we can work together to improve the seminar.
The seminar will take place on friday may 25. We will invite as much people as possible who work with teenage mothers, or are confronted with teenage mothers at they're work, or elsewhere.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
A CCF is a 'Complex of services for Child protection and Family support', This is quite similar to a CKG (Centrum voor Kinderzorg en Gezinsondersteuning) in Belgium.
The authorised Roumanian authority is the General Direction for Social Assistance and Child Protection Bihor (D.G.A.S.P.C.B). General Director is Mrs. Vadnai Zita Koncseck.
The D.G.A.S.P.C.B. itself is being subsidised for running costs by County council Bihor. County president is Alexandru Kiss.
Lets go back to CCF Polpii Fara soti.
A CCF is an organised network for child protection and family support, existing out of 4 services:
- Service for parents' counseling
- Service for emergency reception of abused and neglected children
- transit centre
- Maternal centre
The General Manager of the CCF is Alexandru Tiba, who is a psychologist.
Internal co-ordination counselor is Judit Makai, who is a social worker.
Internal co-ordination ERC + maernal centre is Ildiko Ferencz, who is a social worker.
Supervision: vzw-Oradea; project manager is Patrick Bellinck, who is represented locally by Szabi Herman.