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International Bill of Human Rights represents the reference basis of the Standard Regulations of the United Nations on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities and stipulates that: "The principle of equal rights means that the requirements/the needs of each child are equally important; that these needs should be the basis for planning the society and that all resources must be employed in such way that every child is given the equal opportunity of participation."

In Romania, according to statistics of ANPDC there are 70,647 children with disabilities; of these, approximately 70% are children with severe degree of disability!!! ANPDC official statistics show that 45% of disabled children do not attend any form of education!!

In the north-eastern region, the region where Star of Hope Romania Foundation operates, there are over 10,000 children with disabilities (1st place among regions of the country).

In Iaşi County, according to the statistical bulletin on the second trimesterof 2014, there are 2620 children with disabilities.

In reality, the number of children with disabilities is much higher. "A child is registered as disabled and is granted special rights only ifChild Protection Commission (CPC) issues a certificate of assignment to a category of persons with disabilities. This certificate must be renewed, and many children do not receive assistance in renewal. This may partly explain why the number of children with disabilities can only be estimated. (...) In some counties, children with minor disabilities are included in the reporting system, and in others they are not recorded at all. On the other hand, most children come here (...) only when they reach school age, in order to be sent to special schools. It rarely happens that a child with disabilities under the age of 7 to come (…) and therefore, they are often left out of official statistics."(Children on the edge of hope - An analysis focused on the situationof vulnerable, excluded and discriminated children in Romania, UNICEF Romania, 2006). The same thing is affirmed by Save the Children Romania: "Most probably, the number of children with disabilities is much higher, but for many families, especially in rural areas, having a disabled child is a source of shame, which is why the child is not declared as suffering from a disability. Also, thereduced accessto evaluation services is due to the large distance between home and headquarters of the service or lack of information about the special rights and services available ..."




Conferința Regională “Modele de bună practică privind împuternicirea părintilor care au copii cu dizabilitati”

24 septembrie 2014 - Fundatia Star of Hope Romania a organizat Conferința Regională “Modele de bună practică privind împuternicirea părintilor care au copii cu dizabilitati”, activitate din cadrul Proiectului Federația Organizațiilor de Părinți care au copii cu dizabilități – finanțat de Consiliul Județean Iași –

Mulțumim celor care ne-au onorat prin prezența la conferință și au promovat modelul de bună practică al instituției sau organizației pe care o reprezintă. A fost un schimb bogat de experiențe și începutul unui nou drum.

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Parents Conference - Third edition Mamaia 2014

Date of implementation: June 29 -July 4, 2014

Location: Mamaia resort

Moderator: Mrs. Aura Vatamaniuc

Guests: Dr. Costel Ghica, D-l Florin Vasiliu, Heater Dyce (England), Pastor Stig (Sweden), Avasiloai Liviu, Maine Olofsson (Sweden), Carita Hammarstrom (Sweden) and Hans family, Solan and Albertina (Sweden).

Participants: 220 persons:

  • 130 parents of children who benefit from the services offered in the day centers of the 3 counties: Iasi, Vaslui and Botosani, together with parents and children from Moldova from the Association of supporting children with special needs.
  • 25 specialists
  • 20 foreign guests and collaborators




Sarbatoreste Ziua Copilului alaturi de Star of Hope

În această zi, copiii din cadrul Centrului „Steaua Speranţei”, împreună cu fraţii lor, se vor putea bucura de prezenţa unor animatori care-i vor purta în lumea basmelor.

Fiecare participant va trebui să se costumeze într-un personaj pentru a da viaţă Poienii Fermecate (de ex. albinuţă, buburuză, pirat etc.).

De asemenea, copiii vor avea parte de surprize dulci, vor putea participa la concursuri şi se vor bucura de spectacolul cu baloane de săpun.




The international day for the Autism awareness - April 2, 2013

The international day for the Autism awareness April 2 marks the International Day for Autism Awareness, date that has been set by United Nations on December 18 2007. Worldwide, around this day, organizations that promote the cause of the people with autism develop actions to draw attention to issues of this disease that affects, according to recent studies, one in 100 people, and became a priority in health policies of member states.

In Iasi, The National Association for Children and Adults with Autism (ANCAAR), Iasi branch, in partnership with the “Bethany” Social Services Foundation together with local partners: Star of Hope, The “Anchor of Salvation” Foundation, The “Blue smile” association) prepared events and public manifestations for the 6th edition of “Show that you care” campaign, through a series of public events dedicated for children and youngsters with Autism.




21 martie 2014

The international day of Down syndrome

The March of diversity

was organized by Star of Hope and is part of Worldwide Campaign “Lots of Socks”.

The purpose of the event: is to help the people understand what the Down syndrome is, what does it mean to have Down syndrome and how can people with this syndrome have an active role in the community they live. This year we focused on the health and welfare of the people with Down syndrome.




The international day of Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a chromosomal arrangement that always was part of the human condition, being present in all nations, genres and socio-economical environments. Its occurrence is 1 in 800 new born babies. Even if there is a great variety of its incidence worldwide, the Down syndrome produces different degrees of intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as additional medical problems.

About the International Day of Down syndrome

This day was officially set on March 21 in 2006 by “Down Syndrome International” and is celebrated in 60 countries worldwide.

This date represents the uniqueness of chromosome 21 that produces this genetically estate. The goal on this occasion is to increase the awareness level, to understand the Down syndrome and to promote the rights of all the people with Down syndrome to enjoy life with dignity and to be active and valuable members in the local communities and societies.



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