Our partner with overseas youth
Impact Romania is the name given to the partnership between International Teams of Canada and their Romanian foundation, Pas Cu Pas. Their program focuses on institutionalized Romanian orphans and young adult orphans now living independently in northwest Romania.
Romania Orphanage Project – Impact Romania is committed to providing support for the on-going needs at three Romanian orphanages. Each week, older orphans lead teams to visit the orphanages, where they build relationships, lead programs, and just have fun together. In this way, the program objective of Romanian orphans helping other Romanian orphans is met. Many practical needs, such as supplying firewood, fruit, and medicine for the children are also met through the program. Every year, a team from Canada provides a dental clinic for institutionalized children who would normally have minimal access to dental care.
Camp Discovery – International Teams Canada organizes “Camp Discovery”, a 6-day summer mountain retreat for 40 institutionalized orphans who would otherwise have few opportunities to do things outside of the institution. The children are accompanied, one-to-one, by young adult orphan mentors. The focus is as much on developing the leadership skills of the adult orphans as it is on serving the needs of the children.
Canadian Teams- Visiting Canadian teams provide much needed support. Together they form a community, whose primary goal is to equip needy young people with a spiritual foundation, practical life skills and a heart to serve the country of Romania. The life-changing relationships that have been forming since 2001 are creating a community of healing and restoration for hearts that have seen abandonment and abuse.
- Weekly orphanage ministry led by young adult orphans focused on younger orphans still living in the institutions
- Basic life skills training for adult orphans such as ESL, cooking, conflict negotiation, long-term planning, resume writing and interview protocol
- Sponsors and trains adult orphan leaders who mentor younger orphans
- Teams of Canadians who provide further support to staff and orphans through regular visits