Staff and volunteers at the Veritas Family Center impact the lives of children and families in Sighisoara, Romania. This short documentary tells the story of a father who participated in the children’s program as a child and now brings his own child to the Veritas kindergarten. The documentary was produced by Evangeline Baudains as part of her senior documentary project work at Bournemouth University in 2014.
The Veritas Kids’ Club program helps 7- to 13-year-old children who come from disadvantaged families. Staff work to help children develop self-discipline, self-worth, and age-appropriate behavior. They teach cognitive, practical and motor skills. See Kids’ Club for more information.
The Elderly Club programs facilitate the socialization of the members, provide them with a sense of belonging and a chance to feel that they are part of a family. Two clubs meet in separate locations, to make it easier for the elderly living in those areas to attend. See Elderly Clubs for more information.
The Preschool Program is for 3-6 year old children mainly from disadvantaged families. The goal of the program is to develop practical and fine motor skills, along with other educational skills, to prepare them for Kindergarten in the public school system. See Preschool Program for more information.
The program for adults with special needs assists 35 individuals and their families. The program provides socialization, support and personal development for adults ranging in age from 22 to 82. See Special Needs Club for more information.