Progress in 2008
This page reports on achievements through 2008.
We are helping a Romanian charity 'FAST' build a welfare centre
for poor Roma children in Sacele, near
In 2008, teams went to Sacele in May, June, September and October. By the end of 2008 the welfare centre had been very largely completed.
Progress: October 2008 team
were nine people in the ‘STEPS
meet new health rules in
Progress: September 2008 team
They spent a lot of time with the children who come in from the surrounding villages each day.
Donations from friends and supporters in
Progress: June 2008 team
There were seven people in the STEPS June team: Craig Brown, Neil Gregory, Lorna Marsland, Margaret Sharp, Colin Skelton, David Swindlehurst and Sara Wells.
The main task was to decorate the large activity room upstairs, which involved clearing it of stored furniture, preparing the ceiling, painting it and the walls, and laying a laminate floor.
The burglar alarm system was extended to the upstairs floor and smoke detectors fitted to both floors.
Donations allowed us to buy a computer for the Roma children to learn how to use it and for educational DVDs.
STEPS has paid for the completion of the insulation, rendering and painting of the outside walls.
A visit to one of the nearby Roma villages reminded us of the appalling conditions they suffer and why we were there to help them.
Progress: May 2008 team
The one man STEPS May team has returned. Good progress has been made on the outside walls.
The end wall of the building has been insulated and clad in timber and the front wall has been insulated and skimmed with cement. Both these walls need treating or painting. The back wall cladding is still to be completed.