By Loredana Giuglea, World Vision Romania
World Vision Romania and the Romanian NGDO Platform organised a National Seminar to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the adoption of Agenda 2030.
The Photovoice Album of children from World Vision Romania Consultative Councils was launched on this occasion. The Photovoice includes photos which portray children’s perspective on the 17 SDGs, and their messages for other children, communities, local, regional and national authorities, so that Agenda 2030 becomes a reality. There were more than 30 participants, including from the Environment Ministry, the Department for Sustainable Development and various local and national level NGOs.
Other various public events were developed in September by the 3 associations which received sub-grants through the Make Europe Sustainable for All project.
The Youth Equality Promotion Association – ADAPTO, organized „MobiQuest 2018” – a treasure hunt for wheelchair and non-wheelchair users to advocate for equality of chances for persons with disabilities.
The local community in Siminoc village, Constanta County was mobilized to act to improve the environment for their children, for a safe and violence-free school and for increased participation of children and young people to reduce social inequalities.
Youth from the Youth Vision Association promoted the Sustainable Development Objectives through workshops and awareness campaigns and analyzed each SDG in the Romanian context.
World Vision Romania is a child-focussed overseas aid agency. Active in Romania since 1990 and part of World Vision International, it is the largest privately funded NGO in the world. World Vision provides short and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide and has over 40,000 staff members working in 100 countries. For six decades, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating global poverty and its causes and most importantly engaging people to serve and to attend the needs of the children of the world. We believe every child has the right to a safe environment, access to clean water and food, healthcare and education to build a brighter future. Committed to the most vulnerable, World Vision work with people of all cultures, faiths, ages and genders to achieve transformation. They do this through three main pillars: Relief and Development, policy advocacy and change, and partnerships with a variety of actors.