A number of 124 educational, health, environment, social development, social protection and innovation projects were submitted in Teimplici.ro program. At its third edition, the program invited non-governmental organizations to propose projects that will use technology in order to sustain communities.
Following the evaluation of the jury, 10 organizations were selected to receive total funding up to 70.000 Euros in the year 2017, from Telekom Romania, in order to implement projects that aim to help the harmonious development of communities.
“Since its launch, over 400 projects were submitted in Teimplici.ro program, the total value of funds provided by Telekom for the implementation of 30 of them exceeding 150.000 Euros. These figures prove our commitment to support sustainable development of local communities and the concern that our company has in supporting civic involvement in this process. The correct implementation of the projects declared winners this year has the potential to bring visible benefits both on short and medium term, and at Telekom Romania we are proud to be able to be partners of such initiatives”, said Ruxandra Voda, Communication Director of the Telekom Romania group.
The winning projects of this year are:
- “Social integration and interaction virtual room (school, kindergarten) for children – Oculus Rift” is a project conducted with the support of the Black Sea Therapeutic Center for Supporting People with Autism Association and in partnerships with the Constanta County School Department planning to create different virtual environments that will be presented by the association’s specialists to children with autism so that they can interact with them. The project aims to develop children’s participation abilities in group activities alongside other children.
- “The arrangement of a multipurpose hall within the Darko Jeno secondary school in Dalnic”is a project of the Step by Step parents association, in partnership with the Darko Jeno secondary school – aiming at arranging a multipurpose hall in the Darko Jeno school in the Dalnic commune, Covasna county, by purchasing laptops, an interactive whiteboard, software programs and multipurpose printer so that students will have access to interactive lessons with the help of technology.
- “Edulier – online platform for community involvement in support of children with specific learning disorders (TSI)” – The Edulier Association, in partnership with the Magic Carpet Association offers a platform that will facilitate the direct communication between parents of children with TSI and doctors, local specialists, local NGOs and professors, for better access to specialized services, so as to TSI recovery therapy be initiated timely, and the specific techniques be learned by families as well as professors. Also, the platform will offer information about the first signs of dyslexia, the closest specialist capable of a medical evaluation. Also, model lessons will be made available that can be accessed in order to be used by professors, and home worksheets for parents. The purpose of the project is to support children with learning disorders (dyslexia, dystonia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia) by creating a free and easy to access online instrument.
- “Wildlife Help” – The Association for the Conservation of the Biologic Diversity, together with the Center for Reestablishing Wildlife -ACDB- have developed a project that aims to strengthen the intervention and saving capacity for wildlife in difficulty, by using innovative online monitoring systems, post rehabilitation monitoring and the involvement of communities at national level in localization and informing activities. The wildlife rehabilitation centers are in need of technological innovations in the field of rescue and monitoring.
- “Therapy through games with the support of the MIRA platform for individuals with neuromotor disabilities” – the Maltese Help Service in Romania Association, in partnership with the DOG ASSIST Association – The goal of the project is teaching life skills to persons with disabilities by using MIRA medical software. The project’s objectives are: the development of recovery and rehabilitation services for children with severe neuromotor disabilities used in order for participants to gain the personal autonomy needed for integration.
- “My Voice my Space”- Children’s Phone Association, together with the Romanian Police General Inspectorate, the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research – aims at developing and implementing a mobile application dedicated to children and teenagers, that will allow users to register, obtain useful information contact telephonically the specialists working for the Children’s Phone Association. The app will be used by the specialists in order to intervene in severe situations in which children and teenagers could find themselves at a certain point.
- “Sensorial room for infants with prolonged hospitalization” is the project of the One and One Association, in partnership with hospitals that offer rank II and III therapy. It is the first complementary and integrative therapy project for infants hospitalized for prolonged time in rank III intensive care sections in Romania. The use of complementary therapies, such as music therapy and light therapy, can help newborns with problems at birth to conserve energy and improve weight, sleep, medical recovery, but also facilitates the creation of a link between the parents and child during hospitalization and represents a method of relief from the pain felt by the child following applied medical maneuvers.
- “Touristic connectivity through the development of a mobile app in the Colinele Transilvaniei” – WWF Association. The Danube Carpathians Romania project in partnership with Mioritics Association – WWF’s main goal through this project is to bring relevant information for tourists regarding the Colinele Transilvaniei in a contemporary and interactive way and also to involve tourists in the ranking of landmarks (tourists can grade the landmarks) so that on the long term the two organizations will be able to identify strong and weak points from a tourist’s point of view, thus contributing to a continuously monitoring and development of this area.
- “Virtual meetings for my future” – The PACT Foundation together with the Romanian Business leaders Foundation, the Development, Evolution, Partnership Association from Bumbesti Jiu and the Filiasi Imitative Group – addresses the problem of difficult access of young people from small communities to individuals which can motivate youngsters in making important decisions for their professional career, but also personal life, taking into consideration their life experiences. Because it is more difficult to organize face to face meetings, the organizations propose that these meetings be organized online. By directly interacting, young people will have the possibilities to investigate different professional fields, to think at their own interests and preferences, and to establish concrete objectives with the help of the mentors involved in the project.
- “Internet in the village” – the project of Merci Charity Boutique, in partnership with kindergartens from Gogan, Bernadea and Daia, aims at organizing three informatics laboratories in the villages of Gogan, Benadea and Daia (118 preschool children and students in general school). The project’s objectives are: developing of writing, reading and calculus abilities, the improvement of general knowledge by using educational software within class hours; the development of computer working abilities for children and professors from the three schools and the development of children artistic abilities through the help of computers.