A nurturing childhood

“I always feel that I was blessed to be brought to Hârja and not to another place. I was given a second chance in life. I have received education, care, attention, love and I had everything a child would need.” Lidia


Betty and her staff form close relationships with the children and they also learn to look after each other. They are encouraged to develop creative skills through singing, dancing, art and cookery and also learn to take responsibility by doing household tasks such as growing vegetables, picking plums and stacking wood for winter heating.

They attend local schools and take part in local community events and festivals. It is our hope that they will continue to support each other as an extended family through the rest of their lives.   With this in mind, we believe it is important to keep a minimum of space and support for school-leavers, whether they are students or already in employment, and hope that like the children of any other family, they will be home for Christmas or Easter.