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What great joy! The students who helped in the garden were able to reap what had been sowed.
And then came COVID. Romania was under complete lockdown for two months. In order to help the children and families in Budila, FFR planted a garden on the newly purchased land. Vegetables like carrots, beans, onions, lettuce and lots and lots of potatoes were planted by the After School Program teachers and volunteers. What a […]
Showtime! Some of the FFR board members came from America to Brasov for a brief visit and were able to see the land in person. They instantly saw the potential of this land. They left enthusiastically to get this new endeavor underway, and also with pockets full of walnuts from the walnut tree!
Everything started in October 2017. My parents attended a Sarah Vienna concert in my hometown. All excited, they told me about the organization that Sarah Vienna and Steffi Vogel founded in Romania. At that time, I was planning to spend a year overseas in 2018 and had already contacted different organization, but nothing had really […]
Sarah Vienna had the opportunity to play Maria in a musical production called “Finding the Dream: The True Story of the Von Trapp Family,” which was part of an FFR fundraiser dinner and complimentary show. Written and directed by Beth Pile of Crooks Memorial UMC in Yorktown, Virginia, the well known story was told from […]
David and I have just completed another seven enjoyable weeks working with the children in the After School Programme run by Firm Foundations Romana in Budila. What a great bunch of young people they are. When we arrived in January we had a warm welcome and lots of hugs from all those who remembered us […]