The American International School in Bucharest gathers groceries for disadvantaged families

Newsroom 24/11/2010 | 18:35

The American International School in Bucharest has helped several disadvantaged families across Prahova county gather food. The activity is taken at the initiative of the school’s organization, which includes parents, children, primary and secondary school pupils, as well as the school’s administration in collaboration with the Second Chance NGO.

A minimum of 400 grocery bags were targeted to be collected for the disadvantaged families in Berceni locality. November 25 is the date on which all of the involved members of the school, along with Second Chance NGO members, set for the location with the promised goods.

Dr. David Ottaviano, principal of AISB, regards this type of charitable action as “a means of showing our children the benefits brought by helping and improving the lives of others”. The initiative was started six years ago and, as Pien van Karnebeek, member of the Parents’ and Professors’ AISB Organization states, it not only constituted in gathering food, but it also helped build a new playground, as well as the foundation of the Berceni Internet Center.

The Second Chance NGO was founded in 2003 for the aid of those in need in Berceni locality, were numerous layoffs occurred after several regional factories were closed.

 

Corina Dumitrescu

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