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Review for Romanian Children's Relief, Reston, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I recently returned to Fundatia Inocenti in Bistrita with a group of 10 graduate students in social work as part of a service-learning class through the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. The students had a wonderful experience, in terms of the service and the educational aspects of their time in Bistrita. The staff arranged numerous educational opportunities such as speaking to representatives from other NGOs and observing the Inocenti staff in action. The students enjoyed interacting with the children in the Placement Center and doing craft projects with the older children who participate in an after school program. When one of the students lost her passport, the staff went above and beyond to assist us in making arrangements to go to the embassy in Bucharest and subsequently driving the student to another city when the passport was found. In addition to all of this, the founder of Romanian Children's Relief, Mike Carroll, spoke to my class before we left for Romania, and the Executive Director, Eileen McHenry, is flying to Boston to attend our last class. I highly recommend volunteering with Romanian Children's Relief - Fundatia Inocenti.

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