Volunteering for 5 weeks with Firm Foundations Romania was one of the most heartwarming and special experiences I have ever had. Caring for babies in need in the hospital, helping out at the After School Program in Budila and meeting all of the wonderful people driven by love and compassion was absolutely amazing.
When I first arrived I had such a strong sense of calm and despite Brasov being somewhere I had never been before, it felt so familiar like a second home. Everyone in FFR is so welcoming and dedicated, understanding and accepting. The foundations of this organisation are grounded in love and compassion. The wonderful people of FFR act upon their love for God and their actions are straight from the heart. Nothing warmed my heart more than holding and singing to the babies and nothing broke my heart more than leaving the babies at the end of a shift.
Overall, my time in Brasov is a collection of small moments that are so precious that they will remain with me. Thank you for this opportunity – I will be back!
~ Written by Merran from Scotland