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In 1990 the world’s attention was drawn by the UK TV Presenter Anneka Rice to the plight of thousands of abandoned children living in horrendous conditions in State run institutions in Romania. Anneka and her team of volunteers went out to Romania and renovated a dilapidated psychiatric institution which was home to approx 700 young people living in the town of Siret in North East Romania.

Siret is an impoverished town suffering from high unemployment. The social problems arising from this only serve to exacerbate the difficulties which exist when looking after institutionalised young people.

No social infrastructure was in place to help rehabilitate those who spent many years living in the institution. As a result, the Charity decided to embark on a program of care and support for those who suffered a life of deprivation, abuse and institutionalisation.