About clinical animation

The activities of the Clinical Animation program take place in the following partner institutions:

Spitalul „Lacul Bucura” Secția de pneumoftiziologie copii IX (Institutul “Marius Nasta”),

Spitalul de urgență pentru copii „Grigore Alexandrescu”,

Spitalul Clinic de Copii “M. S. Curie”,

Centrul de recuperare Nicolae Robănescu,

Centrul de Zi “Neghinița”.

We have monthly activities for the children of Brădet Centre of Brașov.

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In normal conditions, the children hospitalised in these institutions receive weekly or once every two weeks A.C.T.O.R.’s teams of 4-5 volunteers, consisting of a mix between the 8 Romanian and 20 European volunteers, in accordance with the schedule agreed upon with the institution’s managers.

Our Clinical Animation programs are called “Maria“, “Constantin” and “Dumitru“, in correlation with each of the partner hospitals. The activities have been funded continuously starting the year 2004 by UNITED WAY ROMANIA.

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By developing our programs, we have strived to ameliorate the discomfort of the hospitalised children during their treatment or recovery period in order to offer them an alternative to the routine they go through daily and take their minds off their hardships.

Our volunteers are carefully trained in order to prepare and adapt the Clinical Animation projects, being able to choose from a wide array of methods, games and activities – considering the type of medical affliction they are working with. With all the tools at their disposal, their goal is to develop exclusively non-formal activities with educational objectives at their core, which are adapted afterwards to the workspace available in each of the partner hospitals. The workshops that the volunteers’ efforts produce become in this way memorable moments  and precious memories for the children, which in part now have an added joy to have something pleasant and joyful to look forward to, up to the moment they can finally finish treatment and go back home.

Our program grew thanks to the valiant efforts and kindness of the Romanian and International volunteers, with a complex creation and understanding of the activity plan on the different types of hospitalisation and in accordance with the afflictions and necessary medical interventions. It has become a point of reference in order to apply and implement Clinical Animation methods both in Romania and in the countries of our International volunteers upon their return home, as well as by participating in other international projects, trainings, job-shadows and seminars.