KCC – Kamelia Community Center is created by the humanitarian association “AICI pentru TINE” and the advertising company “ADTeam”, from Brasov, the fortress-city Kronstadt.

Kamelia Community Center – has as humanitarian purpose, the rescue and socio-cultural reintegration of disadvantaged children, teenagers, young people and grown-ups, as well as retirees – through support and interactive-reintegrative education.

This European community center is independent and unique in Transylvania and Romania.

KCC’s main objectives and actions are:

  • Saving the families in contemporary society;
  • Free consultations and medical help;
  • Socio-cultural rehabilitation and reintegration of disadvantaged people;
  • Help and promote the disadvantaged children and young people, that have great skills, even exceptional;
  • Professional development of disadvantaged young people and not only;
  • Psycho-educational recovery therapies;
  • The organization and functioning of the “Honterus” library – including the interactive coffee shop “Honterus”.

As well, promoting KCC in The European Union.

KCC – Kamelia Community Center was born in 2009 in the fortress-city, Brasov (in German Kronstadt, in Hungarian Brasso, in Latin Corona).

The parents of this beautiful project are the spouses Adina Camelia Gal and Andras Zsolt Gal, the founders of the humanitarian association “AICI pentru TINE” and the advertising company “ADTeam”, well known in Brasov and throughout Romania.

The “AICI pentru Tine” association was founded in 2015.It helps and supports, it educates and socio-cultural reintegrates children, young people and grown-ups, but also retirees with impressive, striking life stories, from Brasov and from the country.

The association, known, appreciated locally and nationally, is constantly supported by the advertising agency “ADTeam”.

KCC – Kamelia Community Center is a humanitarian institution, acting effectively with responsibility and determination for the salvation and socio-cultural reintegration of disadvantaged children, teenagers, young people and grown-ups, as well as retirees – through support  and interactive education.

The community center KCC is independent and unique, being the first center of this type in Transylvania and Romania.

KCC helps people who are in medical, educational and social difficulties, people who, due to the actions of this center, finally means hundreds of stories ending with a happy end.

For example, among these cases are counted:

  • People without income and unprivileged
  • Marginalized families or with social exclusion risk
  • Victims of sexual exploitation
  • Romani families
  • Parents in difficulty
  • Young people who are in need for jobs
  • Mistreated moms
  • Children and young people with educational problems

The Community Center KCC offers to disadvantaged people and not only:

  • The interactive library and the interactive Coffee Shop Honterus
  • Workshops and apprenticeships
  • Classrooms and counseling rooms
  • Free medical office
  • Kitchen, dining rooms
  • Play rooms, sports and games room
  • Presentation spaces, a coffee shop and an administrative area

The KCC’s  programs include:

  • Saving families
  • Vocational training and reconversion
  • Activities and practical courses for young people form risk categories
  • Occupational therapies
  • The interactive library and the interactive coffee shop Honterus
  • Psycho-educational programs
  • Personal counseling and group counseling
  • Courses to prevent alcohol, drugs and tobacco consumption
  • Afterschool program
  • Play and socialize for children
  • Sports programs
  • Medical, dental and pediatric offices, retirement consultations – free
  • Fundraising

The results that are obtained due to the KCC’s actions:

  • Social integration and reintegration
  • Strengthening family cohesion
  • Increasing the opportunities for obtaining a job
  • Reducing the costs of services by preventing and eliminating risk situations
  • Free access to pediatric and dental consultations and not only
  • Jobs for contributors
  • Beneficial development of self-confidence
  • Social and professional success
  • Development of learning, thinking, communication, cooperation skills and so on.

Determined, responsible and competent people who are working for KCC are included in:

  • The specialized personnel (social workers, psychologists, doctors, people of culture etc.)
  • Volunteers, local communities, other partner non-profit organizations
  • Partnerships with schools, kindergartens, with Transylvania University for volunteering and practice
  • Partnership with ISJB, DGASPC Brasov and the city hall of Brasov
  • Partnership with similar institutions from The European Union

How can you help this community center KCC, the first and only in Romania?

  • Be KCC partners
  • Donate or redirect 20% of tax
  • Volunteering- employee involvement in our actions
  • Partnerships on specific projects
  • Diesel fuel cards, building materials, counseling etc.

 Erasmus +, a safe way to reach the goals of the association “AICI pentru TINE”!

Our association aims to help different groups or people in difficulty. It’s not an easy road, but it all becomes clearer when you have professional and financial support. For this reason, Erasmus + has become a partner we can rely on.

First, I participated in several training sessions and learned how to run an Erasmus + project. We had representatives for projects in the country, but also for those in Poland, Turkey, Serbia, Germany or Slovenia. That’s how we came to realize two projects that are close to the financing stage.

Through the first project we will try to help young people between the ages of 13 and 18 from disadvantaged backgrounds avoid drug use. It’s called “Step Back from the Edge”, and it comes off the K0105 Axis, dedicated to teenagers and young people between 13 and 30 years old, but also to exchanges of young workers.

The second project aims at integrating people with minor and medium motor disabilities into society. It is important to know that the program also helps young leaders who have less than a year of experience in social support.

Both of the project were eligible, but, unfortunately, only the first project received funding. 

And our road, in step with Erasmus + does not stop here.

We intend to accredit ESC – European Solidarity Corp and so we will have the precious opportunity to send and receive volunteers to any accredited organization in the world. In addition, we want to apply for another 3-4 projects by 2020 and hope we bring 4 experienced volunteers.

Erasmus + is the program through which the EU supports education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It has a budget of EUR 14.7 billion, approximates 4 million beneficiaries and will run until 2020. The Erasmus + program has a wide applicability. Benefits include:

  • Access to quality, free education
  • Creating new relationships both professionally and personally
  • New opportunities for personal development
  • Free travel possibilities Intercultural exchange

Psycho-educational program of the association for children between 6 and 18 years

We started the psychological tests on the battery of Nepsi approved tests for cognitive and emotional functions for children from the psycho-educational program of the Association Aici Pentru Tine!

It is one of the greatest successes of the association’s programs and for this we thank the people involved: Kaufland Romania, George Baritiu Brasov County Library and Promedivet Sovata. Without these people, the children in our program would not have had the great chance of becoming perfect people in the future.

Together we do well!

Plan for the development and training of aptitude skills:

TRAINING OF SKILLS AND SKILLS

Thinking through all its features is a constituent element of the human personality and has overwhelming importance. Its degree of development largely reflects the stage at which an individual’s intellectual evolution has reached. That is why the training process and the learning process itself, in its formative aspect, must follow with great care, starting from the earliest age, the development of the child’s thinking in all its aspects (operations, analysis, synthesis, mobility, flexibility, perspicacity, etc.) until determining the topological, vertical-causal types of thinking, lateral thinking, dynamic and abstract complex.

The child’s brain develops largely during the intrauterine period, but he does not stop his development after this period, but develops further through his relationship with the environment.

This relationship allows the formation of neural connections and brain structures to develop and form a complex architecture of the brain, ensuring a wide and correct cognitive development. Cognitive stimulation should be regarded as a necessary element. The more varied the environment, the more involved the child will be in understanding, exploring and controlling it. The natural, natural desire of the child is to seek to understand what is around him. In modern reference research it has been found that in the pre-preschool and pre-school periods, psychic malleability allows a massive educational influence not only in the information field, but also in the formative one, which favors the acquisition and development.

In our psycho-educational project, we use the potential of each child in the three psychological components: cognitive, emotional and behavioral and we actively stimulate the developmental level of each child with the help of the exercise games used during the development sessions. This mode of stimulation through interactive and attractive games at the same time arouses the interest of the children for the execution of some teaching tasks and maintains the effort necessary for its execution. Exercise games are very necessary either in the consolidation of the accumulated knowledge (on the cognitive level) or in the formation of some skills and the development of other aspects of the personality (on the formative level). The work variants may include similar tasks, of the same degree of difficulty, but presented in different forms to prevent boredom and not to settle in the emotional plane of monotony. Exercise games have the quality of being able to adapt to the level of development of each child and to allow the repetition of the exercise in different degrees of complexity as many times as necessary to obtain the qualitative leap on a higher stage of development of the child.

Therefore, from the psychological and methodological point of view, the grading of the tasks of the exercise-games must be done gradually, starting from the stage of development in which the child is found and developing the specific skills of the training sequence in such a way that without it seems tiring, he should be drawn, gradually, from what he knows, to something new, but still easy to achieve.

The consolidation of the new accumulated knowledge must be in accordance with both the interest of the child and the usefulness of this accumulated knowledge and in this way the resonance in the sphere of affectivity is guaranteed by self-gratification and fulfillment that is useful and good in what it does. The mode of action in these exercise games is made according to the psychic process that we mainly pursue to develop. Because the human psyche is not a conglomerate of psychic processes, without links between them, each being unable to develop separately without the help of the others, they influence each other, acting simultaneously. Stimulation through this type of exercise-game triggers in a more visible or less visible form, several psychic processes, even if we explicitly intend to refer to one of them.In order to follow the development of a certain trait or operation of thought, I call at the same time to other operations or traits of its thinking, but from the formative point of view we will only consider that operation or trait of thought, and the task of the game is addressed in greater extent to that formative attribute. 

The basic concept in the act of the psycho-educational program is the way of knowing and discovering the human potential that we have as bio-psycho-social beings. The act of knowledge is very broad and complex, constituted by stages of development and understanding, by areas of activity and specific interest for each human being, but the act of knowing the human being remains an open and provocative problem. From this perspective of human knowledge it is very immortal to develop children’s abilities in relation to the potential that each child has and is interested in developing it. Training these skills necessary for life is our central goal in the psycho-educational program that we carry out, a goal that has in mind the development of the capacities of knowledge, relationship and communication, but at the same time the desire to explore, discover and manage the elements. And new phenomena in the world in which they live. In this way we encourage children to understand that they are invited, expected and accepted to discover the beauties and wonders of this planet and of the supreme creation through its spirituality, that is, the MAN of which they belong. Through sustained teaching actions, children will learn to see the benefits and benefits of education, and later they will be the ones who will encourage others to learn. In this way, our educational purpose is aimed at preventing disinterest in education through school dropout, in society through crime and in itself through dehumanization.

WORKSHOP ON TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF LIFE SKILLS FOR CHILDREN FROM POOR FAMILIES

The biggest problems of children from disadvantaged backgrounds are the emotional ones.

Lack of trust, lack of affection, lack of self-esteem are bigger problems than lack of money, food or clothes. We want to help these children live a beautiful, long-term life . We want to empower them to make a living, to have normal families, and to be able to help society. Then they will not victims but powerful people who will succeed. The therapist of the association will hold 24 classes of two hours for each child, which will consist of learning activities, alternative methods, many games and practical exercises, role plays, discussions on topics of general interest, presentations and motivational videos.

TOGETHER ON HOLIDAYS

Every year, in the holidays, with the donations we receive, we manage to offer hundreds of packs of clothes, food, footwear, books and toys. These go to homeless people, needy families, the elderly and children from foster care centres.

In the 2017 campaign alone, about two tons of clothing, over 17 tons of wood, hundreds of nets and gift boxes for small children were distributed. We also sent out nearly two tons of perishable and non-perishable food .

DAY CARE CENTRE

Children in placement centres are often totally unprepared for life when they leave. In Braşov, there is no centre to teach young people without a family how to live in society. It is extremely necessary to have a centre where these young people can learn how to manage – how to clean, how to wash, how to prepare food, and other useful skills like gardening, craftsmanship, carpentry etc. In addition, there needs to be a place where these young people can meet and feel support. The Day Centre is to be built in Brasov, or near the city, on a land of approximately 500-1000 sq m, where a hot meal would be offered on a daily basis, and practical activities and courses required to integrate young people into society .

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