Volunteering has been embraced by many Romanians lately and it is not surprising as it is very rewarding. One positive example is Valeriu Nicolae who was just awarded with the World’s Children’s Prize by Queen Silvia of Sweden. Nicolae has won the award due to his efforts in helping vulnerable children in the Ferentari neighborhood, in Bucharest.
In one Facebook post by the World Children’s Prize, the organizers stated
Congratulations Valeriu Nicolae, for being honoured by the World’s Children’s prize for his tireless efforts to support extremely vulnerable children in Romania’s #Ferentari ghetto. Valeriu grew up in poverty and was discriminated against because he was Roma.
Each year, the recipients of the World’s Children’s Prize and World’s Children’s Honorary Awards are chosen in a Global Vote. The vote is part of the WCP program, which educates and empowers children to become changemakers who stand up for human fellowship, the equal value of all people, the rights of the child, democracy and sustainable development. The WCP program is the world’s largest annual educational initiative focusing on these values.
The organization has been working with famous people that have been fighting for human’s rights, such as Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai and Desmond Tutu.
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