17 May: International Child Helpline Day
The Romanian Child Helpline organized its biggest event on 17th of May in order to celebrate the International Child Helpline Day. We offered to around 700 children, gathered at the event, a 3 hours and a half show in the biggest park in Bucharest, Tineretului Park.
The stage hosted the performance of 150 children, being part of well known Romanian bands, who offered different artistic moments: music, dance, ballet, Romanian folk, theatre, acrobatics, fashion show for children, stir theatre, face painting. The event offered, as well, a raffle with 100 prizes and 3 contests for children:
1) the computer games contest held in a tent especially brought for
this activity together with 8 laptops and internet connection offered
2) drawings on asphalt contest, having as a theme "the magic telephone"
3) origami contest
There were 4 editions for each contest so that we could offer the possibility to more children to participate. The winners received diplomas and gifts, but all the children present at the event, both the ones on the stage and the ones in the audience, received different gifts offered with the help of Romtelecom (dolls, branded pencils, branded balloons, trinkets, branded pre-paid calling cards, knapsacks, memory sticks). Also 3 more special prizes were awarded to children at the end of the event.
During the event all the children received a cd with the child line story, a story composed by a well known writer for children especially for the Romanian child line and registered by a well known actress, who also told the story at the beginning of the event.
The event was promoted in schools and placement centers in Bucharest through invitations, through press articles following the press release and radio spot on air 1 week before the event on Europa fm. FOTO[link]
"Educational Campaign on Child's rights"
Our organization was a Member of the Advisory Committee and offered its services in order to achieve the project's objectives. The awareness campaign's slogan: "You too can be a better parent" Foto [link]
Children's Christmas Campaign
Asociatia Telefonul Copilului and Romtelecom in partnership with Europa FM and Centrul Cultural Nicolae Balcescu launched on the 21st of November the Social Campaign „ Children's Christmas at Romtelecom!". The project aimed at making from the winter holidays a moment of joy for children in need, especially for children living in placement centres. Foto [link]
The National Awareness Campaign for Promoting the Child Helpline in Schools, High Schools and Placement Centres
Our organization launched in October the national awareness campaign for promoting the Child Helpline and the website www.telefonulcopilului.ro. This campaign was launched as an obvious result of the increase in the number of calls and cases of violation of children's rights, also because of the complexity of the problems reported to the Child Helpline Foto [link]