Vodafone Romania Foundation announces progress of restoration works for the Constanta Intensive Care Department for Newborn Babies

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  • 50% of the demolition works of the old department are already made, and the next step is the restoration of the partition walls
  • Nine prizes granted at this event to the partner organizations and to the volunteers involved in the foundation’s programs

 

The Vodafone Romania Foundation has announced the stage of the restoration works of the Constanta Intensive Care Department for Newborn Babies; this was the most important project financed by the foundation in 2017. The announcement was made at the Annual Gala of the Vodafone Romania Foundation, which celebrated 19 years of the foundation’s activity. According to the announcement, more of 50 percent of the demolition works of the old department are already made, and the next step is the restoration of the partition walls of the unit. At the same time, the team of the project will finalize the procurement of the equipment needed in order to ensure the optimal conditions for the patients and to organize the medical act.

The new Constanta Intensive Care Department for Newborn Babies will have an area of 800 sqm and a total capacity of up to 26 seats and it will be endowed with state-of-the-art medical equipment, including a telemedicine solution allowing physicians to monitor children even outside the hospital and send vital medical information or to organize video-conferences with specialist physicians from other hospital from Romania and from abroad.

The project for the restoration of the Constanta Intensive Care Department for Newborn Babies is developed through a partnership of the Vodafone Romania Foundation with the associations Inima Copiilor and Daruieste Aripi. The budget of the entire project is estimated to EUR 1.3 million. The financing will be ensured through the national fundraising campaign organized by the associations Inima Copiilor and Daruieste Aripi, and the Vodafone Romania Foundation will double the amount raised from donations.

The Annual Gala of the Vodafone Romania Foundation recognizes the special contribution of the partner NGOs and of the teams of volunteers to the foundation’s programs, by granting prizes for the projects and for the volunteer teams that were noted in 2017 in the four strategic investment areas of the organization, namely in health, education, social services and volunteering. The winners of the prizes were “The Mobile Unit” – the Caravana cu Medici Association (the Health Prize), “Alternative Learning Laboratory” – the Proiect ProEuropa Association (the Education Prize), “Community Laundry” – the Generation Tibanesti Association (the Social Services Prize). As for the Volunteering section, five organizations that involved with volunteer teams into the Vodafone Romania Foundation’s project called “Scrisori pentru Mos Craciun” (“Letters for Santa Clause” – e.n.) have been awarded, namely Huawei Romania, OTP Bank Romania, Republica.ro, Next Advertising and Romanian Business Leaders Foundation. The Special Prize went to the volunteer teachers team from Fundatia pentru Integrare si Sprijin Social “Impreuna Ineu” (“The Foundation for Integration and Social Support ‘Impreuna Ineu’ ” – e.n.).

Vodafone Romania Foundation is a charity Romanian non-governmental organization, separate and independent from the company’s commercial operations, established in 1998. In the 19 years of activity, Vodafone Romania Foundation has financed 1,046 programs developed by 660 NGOs in the entire country in areas like health, education and social services. The projects had 2 million beneficiaries who were children, young people, elder people, and people who were physically, socially or economically disadvantaged. Until today, the Vodafone Romania Foundation has invested more than EUR 26 million in projects developed by the nonprofit partner organizations.