05 September 2023

Andreea and the chamber of time

What could you do when your mother, the keystone of your childhood, falls ill and can no longer support you? When you see how a heavy disease transforms her before your eyes, condemns her to an unrecognizable body, to an unrecognizable, unfathomable life, and then is taken from you? What if your father were not present in your life either? , How to lock yourself away in a chamber of time?, Andreea, a 15-year-old girl from Bacau County, has managed to stop time in its tracks. In the small cottage where she lives with her grandfather on top of a hill, one of the two rooms is a "chamber of time": here, multiple clocks each point to different hours, as if time had stopped at every turning point of her life. All around, the hills and…, Love walled-in by silence , There are children who can't cope with the pain and they build walls to surround themselves, they close themselves off out of fear and all they want is to have someone with them, not to be alone. Andreea is such a child. Her mother's death brought her even closer to her grandfather. He is the magician between her walls, the one who manages to pass…, UNICEF and the Integrated Community Centre: the bridge between two worlds , Grandpa was also the one who enrolled Andreea in 2022 in the programs of the Integrated Community Centre set up with the support of the Municipality of Moinești. When the social worker told him about this Community Centre as part of UNICEF's "Romania for every child" initiative, he didn't hesitate for a moment. With a deep understanding of life,…, You too can leave a positive mark in children’s lives! , For these Integrated Community Centres to become a constant reality in Romania we need your help. You can make a difference in the lives of these children right now: send an SMS with the word CHILD to 8844 and donate 2 euro every month or make a monthly donation online at www.unicef.ro to support the Integrated Community Centres. Donation by…