Openhub has launched its first humanitarian campaign to give children from disadvantaged backgrounds a gateway into the world of IT. During the campaign we collected about one hundred computers, laptops, monitors and peripherals donated by people, refurbished and upgraded them. On Christmas Eve, we gave 10 fully equipped and fully functional PC stations (with a few games installed) to 10 souls in Galati county. Thank you to everyone involved in donating, refurbishing and any effort put into the MOCCA campaign.
*To protect the identity of the children, the following names are fictitious but the stories are real:
His father died in an accident at work. He lives with his mother who is not working but is looking for work. He is quiet, well-behaved and is in the village folk dance troupe.
Her parents separated when she was too young to remember. My mother works abroad and my father left them. She lives with her grandmother who looks after her. She is a good learner and wants a computer because she has never had one and computer class is her favorite.
She lives with her father, aunt and grandmother. His parents are separated and even though his mother is in the community, she doesn’t go to see them. His father works during the day wherever he can find work. Rareș is intelligent and wants to become a programmer when he grows up because he has heard that he earns good money and wants to take care of his family.
The mother is a housewife and suffers from a severe form of asthma, and the father is a farmer, working from morning till night. She has 2 sisters: one is married and the other is supported by the family at university. She wants a computer so she can do her school homework.
Family with precarious situation, welfare is the only income. Anastasia has another sister, a high school student. They both have excellent results in school.
The family’s only stable income is welfare. The parents still go by day and this is how they manage to support all 3 children. Sorin is the youngest child and has excellent learning results. He promises to continue learning well and wants to play NFS after homework.
She has another sister in 4th grade and another disabled sister who is bedridden. She wants to become a doctor and help her fellow human beings.
He has another brother in the preparatory group. He is very shy and has a speech impediment. They have struggled to get a computer through the euro2000 programme, but have not succeeded.
There are two brothers and a sister in the family. He is very good at learning. Parents are divorced, only mother supports them. Their material situation is precarious but George does his best to go to school and not have any absences.
He has outstanding learning results. She has an older sister who doesn’t work and their parents don’t work either. Their only source of income is welfare. Silviu, although he is young, is ambitious to go to university and then get a well-paid job so he can take care of his family.
PS: The smiles obtained from this campaign led directly to the creation of Leru.ro