SkyTower is actively involved and continues to support programmes that ensure equal development opportunities for children in Romania through donations of 40,000 lei each to three partner organisations: Climb Again Association, OvidiuRo Association and SOS Children’s Villages.
For the second year, SkyTower has supported the Climb Again Association, which offers climbing therapy, physical therapy and psychological counselling for children and young people with disabilities. The financial support was directed towards the development and expansion of the Climb Again Centre in Bucharest. The NGO aims to guide children and young people, and to facilitate building their self-confidence and independence through integrated climbing therapies and kineto-therapeutic and psychological support.
Some of the young beneficiaries of the Climb Again centre already have notable results and are now part of the National Paralympics Paraclimbing Team, winning gold, silver, and bronze medals at international competitions such as Paraclimbing World Cups and World Championships.
“The positive changes generated by these causes and these young people’s achievements motivate and inspire us to get more involved every year and set new goals to support education and equal opportunities for the new generations. Children, education, and community support are an important development direction in SkyTower’s strategy, in which we invest with the same consistency as in the operational area,” said Ramona Boca, PR & Marketing Coordinator for RPHI Romania – the company that owns and manages SkyTower.
With the help of the OvidiuRo Association, this year, SkyTower has supported the national early education programme “Read me 100 stories!” and contributed to the donation of more than 16,000 books for the 800 nurseries in Romania included in the national programme that encourages reading. The programme is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture and was launched as part of the “Educated Romania” project, through which more than 80,600 nursery children participate in daily organised reading activities.
This year, SkyTower also supported the care and education programmes of SOS Children’s Villages for vulnerable children that have lost family support. The organisation is one of the initiators of the family-type homes system for children in Romania.