Presentation of the organization
Talentum Foundation was established in 1992, being initiated by a group
of 28 members, mainly teachers, educators, artists and psychologists.
Its aim was to discover, promote and direct children with special needs
(talented in music, visual arts, mathematics, philology, biology)
towards special classes of the respective profile, especially helping
children coming from families without the possibility to offer them the
necessary support. The foundation has been working as a legal person
since 23 March 1993.
proven the need to enlarge the foundation's activities. In 1995 -
besides the special programs of talent promotion - we started a
psychological program of personality development (addressing children
with behavior problems and integration difficulties). Later, in 1998,
we started a special program for children with learning difficulties.
Since 1999 there is a psychology cabinet within the framework of the
The more and more prominent
social polarization of the Romanian society as well as the members'
convictions have determined us to direct our activities towards the
most disadvantaged children, namely talented children at risk coming
from families with serious social problems. Developing the aptitudes
and talents of these children is our responsibility.
In 2000 we started a special program for children in crisis situation: A chance for those with no chance - a group of 10 children with good intellectual capacity and special abilities in a difficult situation.
group has grown quickly, there have been many requests and we realized
that many talented children are at risk. In the 2001 school year 15
children were the beneficiaries of this program.
problems of these children and their families are most complex. A lot
of activities and programs are needed to retrieve the deficiencies of
the environment these children are coming from:
· involving the families by starting some psychological programs
· contacting the children's teachers
· offering social support for the whole family.
the 2002-2003 school-year the efficiency and professionalism of the
services offered to this category has grown due to the financial
support obtained (the CRESC program financed by the Princess Margaret
Foundation of Romania, collaborations with local organizations, some
physical and legal persons' contribution, incomes of the foundation's
The interventions of the foundation have enlarged in four directions:
1. Group of support for children (23 children)
2. Group of support for the families of the 23 children
3. Services of social assistance, that make the link between family-educational institution-Talentum Foundation.
4. Social support - parcels with food (monthly), meals during the activities, school supplies, clothes, etc.
1995 the activities have been performed at the foundation's own
headquarters, a house with a yard in a quiet area of the city. As a
result of the arrangements done, we have three large rooms for
different activities, a gymnasium/dancing room, a small office and
annexes. Adapting the entrance of the building to the access of
children and young people with locomotor handicap has been important
because there are some activities organized together with partner
organizations that support persons with locomotor handicap.
enlarge the field of activities organized by the foundation, to
increase the number of supported children and the number of rooms, we
are going to dispose the attic for which we already have the