Our strategic partnership with UiPath Foundation
Raluca Negulescu-Balaci, Executive Director UiPath Foundation
Anna Burtea, Executive Director Heart of a Child Foundation
“We are glad and thankful to be a long-term strategic partner of UI Path Foundation. Kindness unites us, as we are connected to the same dream: the education and protection of vulnerable children, from villages as well as from the urban area. Together, we will succeed!”
The pandemic has been the most important obstacle we had to overcome since the beginning of our strategic partnership.
Finding fast solutions to ensure the continuity of the intervention and the smooth transition to online activities for children was vital. In the initial phase, the tutoring classes in Math and Romanian took place physically in Galati, Pechea, Tecuci and Buciumeni. After the pandemic started, children were given tablets and the necessary infrastructure to connect to the internet, and thus tutoring was moved online.
Other activities were also re-shaped to fit the online environment (or were kept in the format of face-to-face meetings but under according safety conditions). For example, even if the first summer camp took place at Cheile Gradistei, with the participation of all 140 children enrolled in Future Acceleration Program, 2020 brought us the novel experience of an online camp. 2021 was even more interesting, as camps were organized in a divided way, in all six areas where the program was implemented, including Pechea.
Winter holidays also didn’t pass without proper celebration. Santa Clause wasn’t scared of the pandemic either, and he did manage to visit all the children during the winters of 2020 and 2021 as well, even though the Christmas party took place online.
About UiPath Foundation
The organization has a strategy of partnering up with other local non-profit organizations and carrying out educational programs that respond to the multiple needs of children who face poverty every day, starting with children in Romania (Bucharest and the counties of Cluj, Vaslui, Galati, Olt, Botosani) and India (Bangalore).