Good Well Done – A Community-Led Event by Hope and Homes for Children Romania

60 professionals from 29 non-governmental organizations gathered in Bucharest, Romania, to share experiences, best practices and vulnerabilities at the Well Done event. Hosted by Hope and Homes for Children Romania through NGO Academy’s Community-Led Event programme, it was more than just a conference – it was a marathon of emotions and accomplishments fueled by passion and a shared commitment to making a positive impact.

The dialogue focused on the profound mission of the NGOs working to reform the child protection system in Romania: advocating for the welfare of the most vulnerable children and young people within the Romanian society. Social workers, psychologists, and other professionals explored the multifaceted challenges and brought to attention the collective effort they strive in order to fortify the society’s foundations, ensuring a safer and more nurturing environment for generations to come.

During the one-day event, structured on four discussion panels, several directions were brought to the forefront of attention. From supporting young people transitioning out of orphanages to empowering mothers facing domestic violence, from keeping families together to assisting young mothers on their journey to adulthood, each panel provided valuable insights and actionable strategies.

Amidst the discussions and presentations, we were inspired by the stories of resilience and determination shared by our colleagues, by the collective wisdom and expertise in the room. “Special thanks are due to journalist Amalia Enache and Diana Vasile, Ph.D., senior clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, president of the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Trauma, for their support and encouragement, which fuelled our passion and determination to go forward”, says Robert Ion, General Manager Hope and Homes for Children Romania.

The heroes of the event were each and every participant who shared their perspectives, experiences, and insights. It is through this diversity of voices and ideas that NGOs are able to strengthen their collective impact, bring significant change and truly make a difference in the lives of those most in need.