The Integration Center UPSV, Romania, provides shelter, assistance in finding a job, medical care, legal advice and food for young orphans who are about to reach the age of 18. The integration center encourages them to show initiative and to use their own judgement within the institutions they grew up in. Hundreds of young orphans are benefiting from this project and hundreds of lives will be impacted.
UPSV and Sika Support Social Integration of Orphans
Over 60,000 children in Romania grow up as orphans and they often have difficulties to integrate into society, finding a job and building up a self-dependent life. The social integration center UPSV provides young adults who are excluded from the system at age 18 accommodation for one year and helps them to integrate in society.
They teach independent living skills, give legal advice and counseling, assist in writing CVs and train them for job interviews. Sika Romania has furthermore offered them the necessary support for their medical problems, paid for a spine surgery, dentist, physiotherapy and physical recovery. Sika Romania paid for authorized courses of professional specialization and helped them to follow their dreams.
Renovation of the orphanage buildings with the help of Sika
On the one hand, Sika is helping UPSV to rehabilitate the Integration Center as a shelter. On the other hand, the company is supporting the needs of this youth, helping them to cover costs for food, utilities, legal advice, medical services, surgical interventions, dentist, physiotherapy and physical recovery, and authorized courses for professional specialization.
With regard to the building rehabilitation, the technical team of Sika Romania provided their expertise in order to find and implement the best solutions. Sika products are given for free where appropriate. Employees of Sika Romania volunteer to provide the needed support.
Renovating the Integration Center's Facilities to Give Shelter
The new building of the UPSV Integration Center, Brasov, has been completely renovated. The renovation encompassed:
- Replacement of plumbing
- Renewal of heating installations with thermal plants, boilers, and radiators
- Replacement of the electrical installation
- Repair and painting of interior wall, insulation and painting of exterior walls
- New windows and flooring solution